(idea submitted by Jacob L.)
Mobile telecommunication technology has advanced so quickly in the past decade that it is almost impossible to keep up with all of the latest advances and functionality. Today’s cell phone can do so much more than just take calls and send text messages. These “smartphones” can do practically everything, in the palm of your hand, and have become a ubiquitous accessory for Jewish Young Adults the world over.
JYAs were early adopters of “smartphones” and have remained aficionados ever since for a variety of reasons. First, JYAs love to be constantly “in the know” about what is going on with everybody around them. Smartphones allow JYAs to keep tabs on all of their friends via emails, text messages, phone calls, messenger, video chat, or whatever medium they prefer. Secondly, smartphones gives JYAs instant connectivity to check their JDate, update their Facebook/Twitter, approve evites to local singles events, and follow the latest trends all within seconds, and all without getting up from their chair. Also, smartphones can be customized, with specific ringtones for each parent, a separate inbox for ex boyfriends/girlfriends, and even a daily alarm for their ortho-tri doses! Finally, as an added bonus, JYA’s love smartphones because they are just beyond the technological prowess of Jewish Adults, therefore insuring privacy from the nosy fingers of Jewish mothers.
While there has been a recent trend in “downgrading” mobile technology to more simpler/cheaper machines that only offer phone calls (and even a recent uptick in the number of people who are opting out of the grid entirely and dropping out of Twitter/Facebook), there is no doubt that JYAs will continue to covet these technological treasures for years to come.