The video certainly captures the humor of picturing memorable moments on a cell phone. For many cell phone users, their phone has replaced the need for a digital camera. The phone is always in their hand making it easy to take a picture of anything and post it to a social media site with a quick click.
The convenience of always staying in touch with anyone any where at your fingertips makes a cell phone a wonderful invention. However, it can also be annoying to stand in line waiting for the person ahead to complete a call and transact business. I find cell phone users need lessons in appropriate etiquette. It's very rude to sit in a restaurant and text throughout the meal. I am even more astonished when a family (parents and children) pull out their cell phones and spend the entire meal absorbed in their little devices instead of communicating with each other.
I like checking emails, accessing Internet sites, using the GPS, sharing photos, downloading apps, and having the convenience of using so many tools on my phone. It's also handy to keep in touch with my elderly parents and know they can reach me at a moment's notice.
Yet, I wonder if cell phones have taken over our lives to the point that we miss opportunities to talk face-to-face and enjoy our surroundings.
I view cell phones as a necessary evil. Once again we are faced with the choice of when and where to use it, and people's opinions vary. We are faced with reminders to turn them off or on vibrate in church, at the doctor's office, in the movie theater etc. And yet, their are folks that don't. I agree with Lynne that there should be lessons on appropriate cell phone use etiquette, however, who would be the instructor? Parents, who are often seen grocery shopping with children in tow with the cell phone at their ear? Perhaps a new class in middle school and high school, "Living in a Digital World". We could brainstorm a list of topics to cover! :-)