5 things I learned from tech titan Kim Kardashian

OK, that is a really good reason to own a BlackBerry. 

Mar 1, 2020, 6:26 pm*


Molly McHugh 

Molly McHugh

This evening, Kim Kardashian took the stage at Recode’s Code Mobile event in Half Moon Bay, Calif., to talk about life, love, and the eternal pursuit of a soul-crushingly addictive freemium app game. 

When you think about mobile technology, Kardashian likely isn’t the first name that comes to mind. But lo, she brought us a few pearls of digital wisdom. 

1) She prefers Instagram as a social sharing platform, and she has a rule we should all live by: No more than three pictures of herself in a row. You got that, everybody? If Kim Kardashian can hold herself to a selfie maximum, so can you. Write it down. Tattoo it somewhere. 

(However, let’s all recognize she breaks this rule often. Witness: These three photos from Oct. 20.)


2) Though she owns an iPhone, her favorite phone is… a Blackberry. Yes, Kim K. is right up there with financial district retirees and your state congressman. Her reasoning: So she can button-mash her way through anger-fueled emails. Genius. The dull thap-thap-thap of pounding away at your touchscreen really doesn’t have the same effect. 

3) In order to get said BlackBerry, a BlackBerry Bold no longer sold in stores, Kardashian hits up eBay, and that is just good business sense. Seriously, why not have a phone with a keyboard so you can destroy it to your heart’s content? I’ve missed so many good phone-throwing moments because I remember I’m not due for an upgrade for awhile. 

4) More games are on the way, and along with them more in-app purchases. If she can recreate the magic that is Kim Kardashian: Hollywood… well then godspeed. We’ll start brainstorming our next hacking guide


Visiting the Glu Mobile offices today! Working on some new exciting things! #KimKardashianHollywood

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

5) What about Google Glass? “They’re just not for me.” Fair and balanced take on wearables, Kim. 

H/T The Verge | Photo via Beacon Radio/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 27, 2014, 9:59 pm