Have the people who write this “old man yells at cloud” material ever actually used a smartphone? Sure, they can often be used to play pointless games like Flappy Bird or Crossy Road or Shooty Skies or LinkedIn, but they can also be used to — are you sitting down? — connect to people. Yes, it’s surprising to learn, but all that connection technology that’s put into modern smartphones that’s designed to let it connect to WiFi and cellular networks and such can actually be used to let you connect to other people with similar type devices who are in other locations. It’s true!