Smartphones Overstate Their Social Intelligence

Resource Author:  Farhad Manjoo
Resource Date:  08/13/2014
Resource Name:  The New York Times
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When a smartphone app wants to alert you to a coming appointment, a text message or some bit of breaking news from your social network, it sends a tiny flare that lights up your phone’s lock screen. Depending on how you’ve set it up, the app might then buzz your pocket like a manic bee, sound a citywide panic alarm or begin playing “La Cucaracha.”