MSNBC: ‘iPhone apps can turn enthusiasts into annoying know-it-alls’

“With an app for this and an app for that, iPhones and other smartphones are now capable of all kinds of amazing feats. But while our technology has developed by leaps and bounds, human nature — specifically our tendency to become obsessed with shiny new toys — hasn’t changed a whit,” Diane Mapes writes for MSNBC.

“In other words, we’ve officially become ‘app-noxious,'” Mapes writes.

“Yes, thanks to a wave of popular new apps, our phones are now capable of passing gas, passing judgment, and annoying our friends, family and colleagues in a much more efficient, high-tech manner,” Mapes writes. “They’ve also granted us the power to instantly correct — and/or alienate — anyone around us in a matter of seconds because of Web access at our fingertips.”

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