A script we all know too well…

Scenario 1:

8:00 pm on a Friday night

“Hey Will….. Whatcha going do tonight?”

“Oh sorry bruh…. I got to do homework.”

“You’re lame. Lets go out!”

“Nah…. I’m good. I have so much homework I have to do tonight.” Spends the rest of the night on his phone looking at instagram and social media…….

Scenario 2:

Goes to library to study for upcoming midterm at 5:00 pm on a Monday night

Goes to first floor of the library because friends are there…

You end up talking to friends for a while and do no homework

You make the fateful decision to go to the stacks

Walking down the aisles you are searching for a booth

Any booth that doesn’t have the words ‘your life is worthless’ scratched into the desk will do

You sit down and unpack your things

You study successfully for 30 mins in the stacks then ,

A glimmer of light catches your eye

You dare to peek at your phone and notice a notification from snapchat from your friend

Without thinking you pick up your phone

Respond to the snapchat

2 hours later, you are still browsing snapchat and all other social media apps on your phone…

Emory Student Body:

Do these scenarios feel familiar to you? Of course they do. Everyone has done some variation of this at some point and thus missed out on valuable study/work time that we will never get back. As first years here at Emory University, we have identified the problem of time wasting through social media and video streaming on smartphones to be a pervasive villain that affects everyone on a regular basis. This is the problem we set out to solve through the creation of Dooley Rider.

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