How Smartphones Document Events in Our Lives


My smartphone has been there to document many events in my life and the lives of my family. After reminiscing through pictures that I found this evening the best event that I captured, other than the growing up of my babies, was my adventure during Black Friday of 2011.

With the changes that many companies made to the opening hours during Black Friday, my husband and I decided to split duties for the maximum shopping effect.

I went to three stores that evening/morning, of course when you get to the store with your list there are impulse purchases that you weren’t intending to buy. My husband and I used our smartphones to take pictures of the sales, items and share them back and forth while making decisions of whether or not to buy something.

If we didn’t have our smartphones, my husband and I probably would have tried to describe the items over the phone while dealing with the frustrations of the crowd. Our smartphones made the Black Friday shopping experience more fun and easier to do.


And of course we needed our smartphones to share the crazy pictures that we took that night!

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13 thoughts on “How Smartphones Document Events in Our Lives

  • February 26, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    The phone I have now is my first smartphone. I can't even imagine how I survived without one before. My fiance and I use ours all the time. I love all the great apps available that make things easier. Reply
  • February 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    I'm with the commenter Nona. I'm beginning to despise all this technology more and more. I got a smartphone last month. I'm not using it anymore. It made me feel oh so dumb! Reply
  • February 18, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    I have an android smart phone and although it can frustrate me to no end, it's also incredibly helpful. I couldn't live with the telenav (I'm directionally challenged) and being able to send pictures like you did at Christmas comes in very handy. Reply
  • February 18, 2012 at 10:08 am
    I love my smart phone! It really comes in handy while I'm out shopping and I can use it to price compare! Reply
  • February 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    I plan to get a smartphone when I have the money, though I'll most likely get a iPhone as I've been wanting one for ages. I'll be sure to check out that website again when I'm in the position to get a fancier cell phone. Thank you! Reply
  • February 16, 2012 at 6:03 am
    I do love my smart phone. I love being able to look something up on the internet and not having to wait until I get home on the computer. To me it's still sort of a luxury item but I have pretty good rate and decent phone. Reply
  • February 15, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    boy do people get crazy over deals! i love being able to capture great photos w/ my phone and as you found out black friday is a perfect day to practice those photo taking skills! lol annae07 at aol dot com Reply
  • February 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    I wish I could have documented a bunch of the craziness I've experienced on my time out lol. But that picture is too funny. Those items are at the opposite ends of the spectrum! Reply
    • February 16, 2012 at 9:41 am
      Biana, would it help to tell you that the guy in the picture was drinking while standing in line? Reply
  • February 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    While I don't have a smart phone, I have used my basic cell phone to send a picture of an item at a store to my husband or sons to see if they like it or not. Both of my sons (26 & 22) have smart phones - 1 has an iPhone, the other an Android-based phone & they use it all the time and if you ask them how they'd get along without them, they'd probably respond that they couldn't. From taking great pictures to scanning barcodes to check other area stores to see who has the lowest prices, they are handy & I'd love to get one some day! Reply
  • February 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    Smart phones do make life so much easier! I use mine all the time to take pics of notes from school that I don't want to keep up with, but I need to remember the info. It cuts down so much on paper. Reply
  • February 15, 2012 at 11:28 am
    My pone is so old all it does is call people, and I'm TOTALLY happy with that. I think that in today's society phones are being overused and abused. I'll take my son to the park to play, and all of the other parents are sitting at the side playing with their phones instead of their children, and it bothers me. I don't want a smartphone. If I want to "text" I use the IM on my computer. If I want to take pictures I'll use my camera. If I want to play angry birds I'll use my kindle fire, and if I want to call someone I'll use my phone. Reply
  • February 15, 2012 at 10:46 am
    I do have an android smart phone. I can't imagine not having it. I use the internet, gps and my son love the toddler lock where he can "paint". Reply

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