Sunday, April 26, 2015




Smartphone Addiction 




These days everyone and their grandma has a smartphone. Everywhere you go, you'll see someone starring at a 4 inch screen texting, watching a video, or playing a game. Usage varies from user to user, but face it, we are all guilty of pulling out our phones whenever we are bored, or just don't feel like socializing with others. Not that using your phone is a bad thing. but when does it become too much? The article states that in a study of 1,600 managers/professionals, Leslie Perlow found that 70% said that they check their phone within an hour of waking up, and 56% check their phones within an hour of going to sleep. In heath class, we learned that having a phone anywhere near you while you sleep, can affect your quality of sleep. But with all that aside, I know that I probably couldn't go a few days without my phone, I also know that most of the people in my health class couldn't either; judging by how many of them chose their phone for one of the ten things on the All about me project we had to do in the beginning of the semester. So that brings up some questions:


  • Are you addicted to your smartphone?
  • Do you think being addicted to your phone is that big of a deal?
  • can you admit that you have a problem? 
If this topic intrigued you, check Unbox Therapy's video on Human-Smartphone integration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM_ObwPCZvY

16 comments:

  1. Sometimes I think my smartphone is my boyfriend and without it I can't do anything ! Once, I left my phone at home and it was very hard to me, so I wanted to get home as soon as possible to check my phone! I don't think I'm addicted to my phone because I tried two-three times to leave my phone somewhere to see what was my reaction. I helped me to understand my world ! I would like to see what's other people's reaction if they leave their phone somewhere they cannot reach it !

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  2. I would say that everyone who owns a smartphone has a slight addiction to there phone. Myself being one. I would say that I check my phone 5 - 10 times per hour depending on what I'm doing. Smartphones can either have a positive or negative impact on our lives. For example, constantly checking social media may be a negative while using our smartphone to communicate to others may be a positive.

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  3. I would say that everyone who owns a smartphone has a slight addiction to there phone. Myself being one. I would say that I check my phone 5 - 10 times per hour depending on what I'm doing. Smartphones can either have a positive or negative impact on our lives. For example, constantly checking social media may be a negative while using our smartphone to communicate to others may be a positive.

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  4. I think I might be a little bit addicted to my phone, but only when I have my phone with me. I check my phone pretty often when it's in sight or in my pocket, but it's not like I can't live without my phone. Sometimes I just leave my phone in my room and not mess with it for a few days and it wouldn't really bother me.

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  5. I really agree this article because I do get addicted to my phone. Because it literally access all my important things to know for school, my contacts and Internet. Also it's very important for me to get updated on what's new for school to what's new on social networks. So it's really convenient to have everything accessible to your fingertips.

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  6. I am willing to say that I am partially addicted to my phone. I think that addiction is based on the level of dependence that each person has on their phone. I think our generation has a greater dependence compared to the older generations. We use our phones for a wide variety of purposes. We use it for social connection to school related topics to checking the weather.

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  7. I don't think people are addicted to smartphones as much as people think. I use my smartphone mainly for socializing. If I'm bored, I'll talk to someone who I know I will enjoy talking to. It's like having that person come be with me when I know they can't. I think a lot of people would be really lost without their smartphones, but I do think they'd be able to snap out it (in all honesty, I think they'd be more hung up on the fact they lost a $200-600 piece of technology and that they have to pay for almost everything on it like apps and music). I don't find it addicting, but I do find it very enabling as it allows me to escape awkward situations and find a reason to smile in the morning.

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  8. Yes I agree with this article because I can say that I am addicted to my phone and social media which usually is the reason that I am on my phone so constant. I am usually on my phone during the day and the night. I am the type of person to say that i'm going to sleep at a specific time were realistically i'm on my phone for a good 30 minutes straight.

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  9. Yes I agree with this article because I can say that I am addicted to my phone and social media which usually is the reason that I am on my phone so constant. I am usually on my phone during the day and the night. I am the type of person to say that i'm going to sleep at a specific time were realistically i'm on my phone for a good 30 minutes straight.

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  10. I think I am addicted to my phone. When my friends and I don't have anything to talk about, we always end up pulling out our phones and stare at the screen until something new comes up. I think this could be a big problem because we slowly spend more time on our phones talking than talking to each other in person.

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  11. I think I am addicted to my phone. When my friends and I don't have anything to talk about, we always end up pulling out our phones and stare at the screen until something new comes up. I think this could be a big problem because we slowly spend more time on our phones talking than talking to each other in person.

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  12. I agree with this article being i am also addicted to my phone. I think being addicted to your phone can be a big deal depending on what you're doing at the moment. If you are trying to get homework done or sleep, I think its a big distraction and can be a big deal, but if you have free time and are bored then i don't see a problem with it.

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  13. I agree with this article because been addicted make you to be separate from the world like you don't enjoy being with your friends, and family, so many people are always in there phones that they never know what is happening in the world.

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  14. I think it addictive and a habit. I stay on my phone when im bored. Even when I just check my phone I get caught up and stay on it for a long time.

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  16. I think people are addicted to their phones. I am addicted to my phone but not as much as other people. People check their phones every minute of the day. Texting and driving is an issue because people don't want to put down their phones for just a second. I think its bad to be addicted to your phone because it takes so much time away from you life and its harder to focus. People need to put their phones down. I try to have face to face conversations but then my friends decide to pull out their phones. I believe this article is absolutely true.

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