How Cellphones Shape the Lives of College Students. (Mashable, 10/31/2011)
OK, I'm not THAT old, but you could say that I am from Generation Dial Phone. Until high school, I grew up in a one-phone household. When I was in college, I always thought twice about making a long-distance phone call and made sure to contact family or friends during the evenings, when rates were significantly lower. Throughout my college years, I called my parents no more than once or twice a month. I'd usually wait for them to call me.
My older son Andy, an enthusiastic member of Generation Mobile, calls me two or three times a week, usually as he walks back to his apartment after his last class of the day. This semester he usually has very good news to share.
"I got a 33 out of 34 on my International Business exam," he proudly reported the other day.
From here our conversation drifted to sports -- yeah, you guessed it, the Badgers' cover-your-eyes collapse, although we quickly moved on to a preview of the basketball season.
A few minutes after we ended our conversation, I received the following text message.
Jordan Taylor is a preseason first team all-america selection
A piece o' the infographic.