A jitterbug dance takes place to music and involves lots of movement, providing an enjoyable way to socialize and appreciate music with others. Some call this type of dancing swing dancing; others may refer to it as Hollywood style, West Coast Swing, push, or New Yorker dancing - these names all describe variations on this style that remain popular today. The Jitterbug was popular during its time and continues to be enjoyed today.
At times it can be easy to forget that media and technology control our lives; Theodor Adorno used insects as a metaphor for modern society's passivity; people listen to popular music like jitterbugs do - thus becoming "devoid of any residual of individual free will, becoming mere centers for socially conditioned reflexes".
Although it can be hard to predict what a jitterbug will do next, its movements can still be controlled. The movement of this insect relies on simple mechanical principles; battery-powered motor vibrating the insect body causes movement on a flat surface known as the baseplate. A piece of wire connects from this motor to red wire which acts as an on/off switch connected directly to its power supply - when activated it will begin moving about.
The Jitterbug can move easily across various surfaces such as grass or carpet, and is easily modified using different parts. You can make it into a robot-style bot by changing its direction of movement or by adding magnets, switches and even speakers for playing music! In addition to changing its body shape, additional modifications include magnetic switches to control direction of travel or by adding horns/speakers for playback of tunes.
Text messaging can be added to the Jitterbug, making it a welcome feature for many users. Each text message costs 10 cents to send or receive; to read or delete one simply open Text Messages item from main menu and select one of available options.
The Jitterbug J provides an intuitive interface and is easier to read than many other cell phones. While its lack of features such as picture taking, emailing or searching the Internet might deter some potential customers, such features should not pose a substantial obstacle for most. It comes equipped with four pieces of documentation including 20-page Activation Guide; 22-page Customer Agreement Guide; 10-page Quick-Start Guide and 200-page User Manual - however all printed in approximately 11 point font may make them hard for many with visual impairments to read them easily enough; although PDF versions of these can be found online while there is no way to bring up manual or help screens from within its device itself.