So the Carphone Warehouse got in touch with me about… errr… phones and stuff. They’ve knocked together a video of a guy who uses his mobile phone to run around the countryside… blind. Pretty amazing stuff really. I can’t work my way around London fully sighted with a Google map. Anyway, they wanted to know how the smartphone has impacted what I do and they also asked if I had managed to capture anything amazing over the years because of it.
Well, I thought that was quite an interesting question because for me, the smartphone has taken an addiction for many people and amplified it to disgraceful levels. 10 years ago you could take an extremely grainy picture on a mobile phone and send it to a pal and it’d take three weeks and cost you £42. Nowadays you can run an entire community from your pocket.
I’d say 90% of what I do with Le Grove is now conducted on a smartphone. The morning post is penned on the apple notes on the bus. I transfer it onto to my WordPress app and boom… we’re good to go.
I think the true value comes in the community you can build around the best passion in the world, Arsenal. Twitter from the phone gives me access to opinons from all around the world, Instagram lets me connect fans with the matchday experience… and I can record grainy podcasts when I find someone willing to partake.
The camera is king though. I’ve captured so many amazing moments on my phone. Some of my favourites sit below.
I caught the first ever goal on Vine.
I caught the Andrey Arshavin winner against Barcelona
… and I caught the glorious scoreboard moment… twice.
So all in all, the smartphone has been a pretty incredible tool for connecting football fans globally and helping the spread the good name of Arsenal… and Le Grove 😉
As a reward for reading this post, I’ve been given a £50 Amazon voucher…
Just Tweet this…
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Do it, because we’re friends.
Also, if you have captured any magic moments on your smartphone, submit them to the Carphone Warehouse Smarter World page with the chance to win mega prizes.
Here’s the video as well…