Humor: The cycle of smartphones and boredom

Humor: The cycle of smartphones and boredom
While new features on smartphones are sure to dazzle us for years to come, for much of the developed world, the presence of a smartphone is wholly mainstream, and so, the smartphone itself does not hold the “wow” factor it once did.

The result? First-world-problems. You know how it is, you’re grinding away at something, waiting in line, waiting for someone, waiting for something, or (just as likely) you’re not doing anything at all. You’re bored.

What do you do? Well, you reach for your smartphone. As if to issue a demand, “Entertain me,” you flip through whatever notifications you have, look through your news feed…and it all looks the same as it always does.

The result? First-world problems. You get bored (again), and put the phone away so you can simply grind away at something (again), keep waiting in line (again), continue waiting for someone (again), or keep doing nothing, which is what you were already doing anyway.

It is a cycle of life…with a smartphone.

source: The Joy of Tech



1. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

You won't get bored if you're playing mobile games or watching movies on your smartphone.

6. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Actually the humor fit the 4" iphone user so well. After the bigger iphone come out, most of iphone owner with small screen feel their phone is not good for playing game / watching movie anymore, and infected with the boredom virus.

12. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

yeah, maybe you can do that. But, don't know. Maybe there's something wrong with me. Not alone mobile games, even i have bored playing online PC games. Maybe i just don't have an equal opponent or the games itself don't give me a challenge stuffs anymore. I experience, even an online PC or console games is boring, let alone a mobile games. And about watching video on smartphone. Are you kidding me ? There's tv and bluetooth / wifi and tv stick, man. >.

2. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Who the hell sees cellphones as the only entertainment?

3. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Read a book through the Kindle app, its brain exercise and entertaining.

4. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

It helps to get disconnected on weekends and do other things.

5. tahmimu

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

got s6 today from tmobile, excited

7. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

How was it?

10. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yeah how was it?

8. Gawain

Posts: 441; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

You guys have no sense of humor or irony...jeez...

11. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Even my ass has a better sense of humor:|

9. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I YouTube while I commute on the train.

13. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014


14. Malaperdas

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

I don't have free time at all. And I don't really know people who have. How can you feel boredom at all when you are always active and busy.

15. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Yep, that is about right. Stuck too. Actually, me writing this is an active part of such cycle.

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