Are you addicted to your smartphone?

Tue 26 June 2012 12:00, Tamara Yadvichuk

Are you addicted to your smartphone?

Not so long ago my fellow blogger wrote about Facebook addiction. Guess what? Now there is a new addiction to be afraid of – an addiction to your smartphone! A recent study conducted in US by a mobile security company proves the point.

 

Here are some interesting findings:  

  • 58% of the respondents can’t spend one hour without checking their phone
  • More than half of them use their phones when they are in bed, and almost 40% do it when visiting the bathroom! 

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Lots of people admitted that they often use their cell phones in inappropriate situations, such as during dinner or even at church, breaking all imaginable rules of mobile etiquette

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Last but not least, as much as 73% of the respondents said that when they couldn’t find their phone they panicked – interestingly enough, more than half of those with the most emotional response to misplacing their phone were men!

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So, are you addicted to your smartphone? 


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