Infographics are all the rage these days. What better way to make people take in a lot of information besides presenting it all in an aesthetically pleasing chart? It’s a good idea, but sometimes we get so caught up in the numbers that we don’t stop and think of where the numbers came from or even how accurate they really are.
Two infographics made their way around the Internet today that grabbed my attention, both of them about cell phones. First, we have this very useful infographic showing how a cell phone call works. Most of don’t know. I didn’t know too much about it until looking at this graphic, and I probably won’t remember much of it afterward. That’s better than remembering nothing, though, so go educate yourself.
Then we have one about how teens use their cell phones. I didn’t get my first cell phone until I was sixteen, and I had to share it with my younger brother. I finally got my very own phone at eighteen, and that was because I was leaving for college. Kids these day are getting phones younger and younger, and they can do more and more with them. Texting was out of the question for me until relatively recently because of the charges. I still can’t get online with my phone, though that’s probably for the best at the moment. I’m laughing at how few teens use email. Email? That’s like a floppy disk, right? Well, apparently people still use them.