At the end of the summer of 2016, we reached a remarkable milestone – 10 million pledges to not drive distracted. The It Can Wait campaign and the 10 million pledge count represent the dedication of so many to keep our roads safe. Today, seven-in-ten people admit to smartphone activity behind the wheel.Read More »
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We kicked off the It Can Wait 16 in ‘16 Pledge Contest in October, asking AT&T employees to create a team, then generate as many pledges as possible for that team, via text. Regina Ennis, an AT&T employee in White Plains, New York was awarded the Champion of DOT (Do One Thing) for capturing the most pledges for her team, team CARE. Regina shares what winning the 16 in '16 contest and being a Champion of DOT means to her.Read More »
It wasn’t that long ago that computers were work-place only appliances, but today we (and our families) walk around with immensely powerful computers in our pockets. Our smartphones are powered by millions of apps and connected to a modern and mobile internet that enables us to do about, well, anything! These devices make it possible for us to connect with friends around the world, stay informed with the news anywhere, make payments, control the lights and temperature in our homes and even hail cars (which will soon be driven by computers as well).Read More »
As the new school year begins across the country, it’s hard not to reminisce about the questions I always had in the back of my mind at the beginning of a new school year. They ranged from the immediate and critical: Will I fall from these platform shoes? What was Saturday Night Fever really trying to tell me? To the really-important-but-abstract: How do I study for the SAT? What is the college application process like? Am I prepared to compete academically with the other students? And every year, it seemed like questions became more abundant and sophisticated as they grew in number and importance. While some of the answers still require introspection, many of the answers are straightforward; you just need to know where to look. Now, thanks the internet, many of those answers are just a click away.Read More »
It happens at least once a day. I’m sitting at a traffic light, idling for more than a minute, and temptation hits.
One little swipe, just this one time, can’t hurt.Read More »
Being a father of two girls, ages 18 and 16, is one of the greatest joys of my life. Because of them, over the years, I have perfected bedtime stories, how to play imaginary characters, bad dad jokes and my ability to embarrass each of them in just seconds. Just like we always resist driving directions, I know many dads like myself claim that we don’t need help navigating the internet, but truth be told much of it is still mystery, especially when it comes to simply knowing this month’s favorite social media app, let alone how to actually use it.Read More »
When NWRA’s (National Waste & Recycling Association) National Safety Director Tony Hargis was first appointed, he was vocal about the safety issues facing those within our industry. “As an industry, we need to provide safety material that comes from the subject matter experts, who are really the people who are doing the work in the field,” Hargis said.Read More »
AT&T DriveMode app and YouTube 360° simulation now available in Spanish
DALLAS, April 27, 2016 — Half of Latinos admit to using their smartphones to social network while driving. More than a quarter (28%) snap selfies or take photos. And nearly 7-in-10 (68%) text behind the wheel.
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Over the years, many of us at AT&T have been involved in efforts to help people learn more about how to get the most out of technology, whether it is training older adults to use their first smartphone or teaching students how to handle cyberbullying. Last year, we had the exciting opportunity to launch Digital You, a new, comprehensive AT&T program that offers tools, tips, apps, guidance and events for people of all ages and levels of online experience to learn more about how to have a safe and secure online experience.Read More »
Ever hear the expression “dig your way to China”? It was pretty common when I was a girl. My friends and I thought that if we dug hard enough, we would arrive on the other side of the world in a new land with a different culture and loads of potential BFFs. Geographical accuracy aside (from the U.S. we would actually dig our way into the Indian Ocean), the concept that we are all connected was well taken.Read More »