Stanford students put down their iPhones to protest Apple not doing enough to curb device ...



  • Reply 41 of 91
    mac_dogmac_dog Posts: 1,043member
    jungmark said:
    How about some self control? 
    Take some responsibility for your own action. Don't bring your phone to meals. Turn off your phone. Leave it in the other room. 
    Reminds me of a company that blames its failure on the actions of something Apple did recently. How do u expect anyone to take responsibility when our leadership doesn’t? Welcome to the new America. 
  • Reply 42 of 91
    bkkcanuckbkkcanuck Posts: 862member
    hexclock said:
    I thought kids who went to Stanford were supposed to be smart 
    Students (like their human counterparts  :D ) are more like locusts... you get one idiot with a silly idea like this - soon you have two, then four - then the college campus is full of idiots.  There is a reason why comedians won't play at college campuses anymore -- they have been taken over by a campus full of idiot locusts.
  • Reply 43 of 91
    michelb76michelb76 Posts: 493member
    "Historically, Apple has been the one to popularize new features and make them something that every phone consumer expects," the student claims. "Face ID is a good example. Other companies did it before Apple, but once Apple did it, it's like [it became] something we all need to have."

    Stop projecting your own insecurities and weaknesses on other people. No one HAS to follow trends.
    edited March 2018
  • Reply 44 of 91
    BluntBlunt Posts: 224member
    Bunch of idiots. It's not that hard to not look at a device just try it. Never had any problem with it.
  • Reply 45 of 91
    wwnradwwnrad Posts: 1member
    Think about it.  Google was from two Stanford students.  Google probably promised x amount of $$$ to Stanford if they can figure out how create a viral Apple hit piece.  I say it is a success.  Even their name is a clue that this is a hit piece.  If Haagen Daz don't offer a better discount to Stanford students, they are next.
  • Reply 46 of 91
    bkkcanuckbkkcanuck Posts: 862member
    wwnrad said:
    Think about it.  Google was from two Stanford students.  Google probably promised x amount of $$$ to Stanford if they can figure out how create a viral Apple hit piece.  I say it is a success.  Even their name is a clue that this is a hit piece.  If Haagen Daz don't offer a better discount to Stanford students, they are next.
    Dam. They ran out of tinfoil!
  • Reply 47 of 91
    brucemcbrucemc Posts: 1,541member
    It is funny...and sad...but also scary.

    These are supposedly the bright up & comers of the next generation...and their only solution to a problem is "companies / the government need to...".

    Strangely, I can put my iPhone in do not disturb mode, and turn off notifications, and it doesn't bother me at all.
  • Reply 48 of 91
    shewyshewy Posts: 9member
    Wow, what a bunch of entitled punks - this is like blaming heroine for your drug addiction!
  • Reply 49 of 91
    WOOOOOOW.  Wow...
  • Reply 50 of 91
    News to the Stanford students:
    It is actually possible to own an iPhone and NOT have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. installed.
    I own one and it works just fine.

    I do use social media in a limited way to track groups, organizations and publications as a way of discovery. Look at Twitter once, maybe twice a day. Facebook almost never.

    They are in for a shock when they actually have to join the workforce. My hospital system has a strict no cell phone policy anywhere a patient or visitor can see or hear you (onstage) and that means on or off the clock when you are on campus and this applies from the CEO down to the cleaning lady. They have all social media sites blocked on all computers. Amazingly, nobody falls dead because they cannot check their accounts and actually work at work.

    They can use their personal devices in break rooms out of sight by patients, visitors and family members when at lunch or on break. That is it.

    You would think the fact Mark Zuckerberg has his webcam and mike taped over would tell them something.
    anton zuykov
  • Reply 51 of 91
    The future of our country.
    everyone thinks that they are important.
    And then they blame the technology company that builds these devices.
    Bunch of  whiny college kids who’s parents are footing their cell bills, and then blame the smart phone makers when they are the ones failing their classes because Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, kik, tinder etc takes #1  priority over their lives rather than school work.

  • Reply 52 of 91
    i don’t understand these peope. i mean, they were able to put down their phones for the protest, right? did any of them get tempted to look and peer into their phones while protesting? strange world it has become.
  • Reply 53 of 91
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 6,957member

    In thirty years, one of these lazy, freeloading  self-entitled snots will be your president. 
  • Reply 54 of 91
    I think there is merit on both sides of the debate. I don't consider it Apple's "fault" that there are products out there that are constantly seeking your attention. But I do think Apple may be in the best position to provide tools to help with it. And while I consider that to be the case, I'm not sure I agree that a "protest" should be directed at Apple. To read the description, the Stanford students' protests consisted of putting down their phones...thus demonstrating why further tools aren't needed, lol.
  • Reply 55 of 91
    Rayz2016 said:

    In thirty years, one of these lazy, freeloading  self-entitled snots will be your president. 
    They won't be 70-something by then.
  • Reply 56 of 91
    hexclockhexclock Posts: 1,140member
    roake said:
    From the SSAAD phamplet.

    Make your phone less addictive now: (1) watch your phone usage, (2) turn off notifications and (3) turn your display to grayscale to minimize dopamine hits


    I think I’m addicted to life.  Should I wear monochromatic eyeglasses to reduce dopamine hits from that?

    Maybe they should stop taking Ecstasy to minimize dopamine hits instead. 
  • Reply 57 of 91
    78Bandit78Bandit Posts: 238member
    I don't understand how it is supposed to be Apple's responsibility.  The offending services (FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) are cross-platform and can be used on an iPhone, an Android Phone, a Windows computer, a Chromebook, or just about anything that has an internet connection and a browser.  How is Apple supposed to know if you are using FaceBook in an app versus using it in a Safari browser window? Besides, unless Apple starts spying on the content of its users how are they supposed to know what is a legitimate use and what is an addiction?  What about Android phones?  Does anyone really want Samsung, Huawai, or Xiaomi getting transcripts of everything you do so they can evaluate if you are really using it properly?

    I don't think these Stanford "geniuses" have really thought things out.  At best Apple could provide something like a time-used printout using anonymized data but would have no way to control access without hurting legitimate users who need extended access.  Any controls would be a useless as the "are you 18?" links on porn sites or the "are you a passenger" click through on a GPS app.  You would be depending on the users' honesty, and anyone addicted is going to simply click through.
    edited March 2018
  • Reply 58 of 91
    anomeanome Posts: 1,493member

    I've tried doing some research on this, since something seemed off about it.

    The only stories about this I can find are on tech sites, like AI, MacRumors, 9to5Mac, etc. There doesn't seem to be any mainstream reporting (yet).

    The website is a free domain, and whois is obscured via the provider in The Netherlands.

    Also, the website is not just monochrome, but also monospace.

    Searching on SSAAD gets more hits for a Sony Disk Management agent on Windows than it does for the group.

    I'm still not sure what's going on here. It's possible it's a genuine group, but no-one's really paying attention to them. It's also possible that it's a prank, or performance art.

    For the record, I don't believe Apple (or Google, or Samsung, or Huawei, or...) are responsible for "Screen Addiction".

  • Reply 59 of 91
    brakkenbrakken Posts: 687member
    In other news, a wave of British universities have released studies of just how poor educational standards in TUSA have become. More at 11!
  • Reply 60 of 91
    rwx9901rwx9901 Posts: 100member
    Is this the Onion???
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