10 Things You Could Be Doing Other than Playing Pokémon Go

University of Nebraska Press blog

Anna Weir is a publicist who still owns a Gameboy Color.

The new augmented reality game has augmented everyday life. It seems the only activity people can talk about lately is playing Pokémon Go.

I can see the appeal, I really can. It’s new. It’s fun. It brings back childhood memories that, like the rest of the 90s, many kids from that decade thought were long behind them.

Moreover, it gets people out and about. Local businesses, ministries, libraries, and parks have their opened doors as hotspots, inviting this new crowd of potential customers into their “gyms.” Just the other day, while sitting at a Barnes and Noble cafe, a group of seven high school boys crowded around the table next to me, comparing stats and plotting the capture of a nearby Pidgey, boys who I doubt would otherwise be in a Barnes and Noble on a Thursday night. And…

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