Today, we see people more often checking email, playing games, or reading the news than they are using their phones to call each other. The use of the other applications on smart phones has increased greatly since they were introduced. The Art Institutes' article went so far as to call cell phones a "virtual toolbox" because it has solutions to almost anything.
|Source: U.S. General Services Administration|
Technological convergence makes FaceTime possible, changing the way people use technology, one video call at a time. cultural convergence is heavily involved in smartphone use, inviting an active audience and allowing original content to be reproduced. Users can easily create content on their phones, without having to wait to access a computer, and share it with the touch of a button. Social media is a great platform for sharing original work or links to others' works. Cell phones with such capabilities also foster a "24/7 media environment", because users have more control over when they can access content. Before we know it, we'll be able to control all aspects of our lives from our phones, just a tap away.