The Friday Funny: Tech Timeout
Do your friends and family spend more time staring at smartphone and tablet screens than they do talking to each other? We’ve all been guilty of tech obsession at times, and now Foresters — a life insurance provider based in Canada — has started a “TechTimeout” campaign that tries to get people to put down their gadgets and behave like the social animals we are. By like, you know, talking to other people in person and stuff.
Gadget addiction taken to the water-logged extreme. (Hat tip to J. Peter Bruzzese for the link.)
The company has produced a humorous YouTube video (embedded below) that shows gadget-addicted people blundering into lampposts, pouring scalding coffee on the privates of loved ones while texting a BFF, and participating in water sports while listening to an iPod or saving a virtual world via Gameboy.
Passwords Haven’t Disappeared Yet
123456. Qwerty. Iloveyou. No, these are not exercises for people who are brand new to typing. Shockingly, they are among the most common passwords that end users choose in 2021. Research has found that the average business user must manually type out, or copy/paste, the credentials to 154 websites per month. We repeatedly got one question that surprised us: “Why would I ever trust a third party with control of my network?
Have any funny stories of tech-obsessed co-workers or friends to share? Drop me an email with your thoughts.