December 9, 2013
Smartphone Addiction On The Rise
According to the software firm FrontRange, smartphone addiction is on the rise. In a survey conducted by the firm of over 800 smartphone owners, half of all smartphone owners admitted to having separation anxiety from their smartphone. Just how bad is the anxiety? Well, they likened cell phone detox to “a trip to the dentist” or “their wedding day.” Researchers also had seven participants go through a week long phone detox. Subjects demonstrated a 39% increase in frustration levels in not getting to check email or social networking, but a 79% anxiety rise in not getting to call or text. However, overall frustration levels did drop from the first day of the detox on Monday to the following Sunday showing that there is hope after all of weaning oneself off of your smartphone.
[ Read the Article: Smartphone Detox ‘As Stressful As A Trip To The Dentist,’ Says Study ]