Talk Mobile You
Talk Mobile - Mobile You WeekThe best things you said
by Rene Ritchie, Daniel Rubino, Kevin Michaluk, Phil Nickinson
Mobile You. The last of ten weeks of Talk Mobile 2013, and it was all-too-appropriately all about you. From how to find the right smartphone for you to how to customize that phone to how to manage your family of mobile devices and mobile device users, week ten was about the mobile you.
The modern smartphone is a beast that has changed the way that we live and communicate. It's uniquely personal and yet is our gateway to the furthest reaches of the globe. Unsurprisingly, you had a lot to say about that.
We say it every week, and we mean it: we value your feedback on Talk Mobile. This year's publishing might be over, but Talk Mobile has been a massive experience for us, and we want to know what you thought about it. Good, bad, indifferent, we want to hear it all. That's why there's a comments section down below - sound off and tell us what you think.
When we started planning Talk Mobile, the idea was about lifting up the quality of the conversation around mobile technology, not just amongst the bloggers, but with you the community as well. After ten weeks of throwing thousands of words and multiple videos at you a day, you never let up or relented in the conversation. It's been nothing short of astonishing to watch the discussions unfold in the community. You rock.
And so we've picked out the best comments from the past week and laid them out below. If yours has been picked as a winning comment, keep an eye on your email, because we have some awesome prizes to send your way!
Talk Mobile 2013 Week Ten: Mobile You
What you need from a smartphone, what you want, and how to get it
Day One Winning Comment!
Finding the spot for you on the mobile device spectrum
Day Two Winning Comment!
How to manage the modern mobile family
Day Three Winning Comment!
You, too, can be internet famous - but do you want that?
Day Four Winning Comment!
Customization, colors, and accessories: making the smartphone fashionable
Day Five Winning Comment!
Mobile phones used to just be communications conduits, merely mobile telephones. They've become so much more and with such great variety that we can now say there's a phone for everybody, and everybody for a phone. Which platform or device type best suits you is a personal exercise, one that's grounded in how you use your device, what your needs are, and who you are.
Smartphones and tablets are becoming part of the family as well. They're not quite a father or a sister, but they're the tools that help us keep in touch, keep up-to-date, and keep everything in line. Thankfully it's easier than ever to share information, even across platforms.
Thanks to the increasing power and capabilities of our smartphones its ever-easier to leverage the device as a catapult into mobile fame. Taking great photos or sharing great videos or merely using your phone to post thoughtful, amusing, or irritating things can bring you great fame - or infamy. Just as quickly as internet fame can arise, it can turn to hatred, or vanish as the crowd moves on to the next thing.
And for a phone that's picked because of how it meets your needs and is loaded with all of your content and communicates with all of your people, our phones can be utterly un-unique in their ubiquity. The smartphone has become a fashion device, and part of that is leveraged by the ability to customize it. Be it throwing on your own background or slipping it into a case, or even going so far as ordering a custom phone with colors of your choosing, it's never been easier to make your phone truly yours.
And that's all for mobile you week, and the final week of Talk Mobile 2013. Stay tuned for our recap post as well as our next steps for Talk Mobile. No, Talk Mobile 2013 wasn't the last thing we'll do, and there's no saying what form Talk Mobile 2014 might take. All we know is this: it'll be awesome.
Alright, it is now your turn. We want to know: what did you think of Talk Mobile You Week? Tell us what you loved, what you hated, what you want to see more of, less of, and changed. Whatever you want to say - we're listening, because the floor is yours.
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