Smart Phones Make Life Harder
Smart phones have revolutionized the way we keep in touch with the world. They have also created a plethora of problems in the workplace.
At one of my past jobs, people would watch videos on their smart phones while taking calls from clients. They would also watch videos while in team meetings.
The new smart phones have created new challenges for managers and businesses.
While businesses have restricted sites employees can visit, they cannot restrict what sites an employee visits on their smart phones.
Digital Cable Boxes Complicate Life
Digital cable boxes have increased choices and control over your TV programming, but they have many drawbacks.
They are hard to program and use. Usually the only person who can use them, are the people who set them up. I have visited many people’s homes, where only one spouse knows how to work the TV.
It has also made channel surfing difficult, if not impossible.
Texting Makes Everything Harder
I hate texting, yet I have an unlimited texting plan from my carrier. When I did not have texting, people would text me, and then wonder why I never responded. There was no clue on either end, that I had never received the text.
I receive spam and other unsolicited texts, so paying per text is just frustrating. People think they can build relationships over texting, which is a tad bit delusional. Texting should be used for quick updates only, not to get to know someone.
Cookies Make Security Difficult
Cookies are the information your browser stores on your computer about the sites that you have visited. The cookies are meant to increase the speed that WebPages load, and they are a goldmine for marketers looking to sell their products to you.
The information is being used to market products that people think may benefit you. It is frustrating that third parties have access to this information.
If you use the same passwords for different sites, you are especially at risk for scammers. Someone can get you to sign up for their service, see what sites you’ve been to recently, and then try that login ID and passwords for those sites. Easy, sleazy.
Premium Text Services Make Life Harder
Premium text messages are where you can get things such as ring tones, or weather alerts, for a fee. In reality, anyone with your cell phone number can start charging $9.99 a month for their service.
This happened to me, and the charge did not show on my online cell phone bill. I still have no idea what the service was, or how I was signed up. They charged me for two months of service before I noticed it.
I look at all of my bills regularly, and the mistake I had made was keeping tabs on my statement online. When I looked at my pdf bill online, it was merely listed as ‘data usage’. it took me three representatives from my cell phone company to figure out what was going on. By the way, you can block premium text messaging (which I highly advise everyone to do).