Help Us Convince Developers to Make Less Addictive Apps

We are all addicted to Smartphones.

But it’s not only our fault. Just like with tobacco, coca-cola and other addictive products, the other side – the producers – are also responsible for the addiction.

I have an amazing opportunity to speak at one of the biggest Internet conferences this year – WebSummit, Ireland, 2013. In my talk I will convince app developers and entrepreneurs why they should make less addictive apps for us, the users.

Lior Frenkel WebSummit

Lior Frenkel WebSummit

But in order to speak there, I need your help

Get into this link, watch my video and press “Like”. It should take a minute of your time, but this is for a great purpose. Spreading the word about UNDIGITIZE.ME.

You can also help by clicking on this link to tweet the message: http://clicktotweet.com/28T06

I must remind you, that this is a non-profit project, so we need your good will support whenever possible.

Thanks…

// Lior Frenkel

“Stop Phubbing” Campaign Will Help Us with the Digital Diet

Stop Phubbing. Undigitize.ME

Stop Phubbing. UNDIGITIZE.ME

StopPhubbing.com is a great campaign, trying to make people, well, to stop phubbing

Phubbing is the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention.

Their website is so beautiful and awesome, you just have to head there right now!

// Lior Frenkel

Are You A “Phone Potato”?

A new study by researchers at Kent State University found a link between heavy smartphone use and reduced fitness levels among university students.

Phone Potato

Phone Potato

Researchers Andrew Lepp and Jacob E. Barkley, associate professors in Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, found college students who reported the highest smartphone use – averaging 14 hours a day – were less fit than those who used the devices less often.

“There’s no ‘phone potato’ term, but maybe there should be,” Barkley said. “We’re just scratching the surface here. I don’t think they think about the consequences of sitting and playing with your phone.”

Well, that’s a whole new meaning for the term “Digital Diet”…

Read more here.

 

// Lior Frenkel

 

Addicted to Your Smartphone? Infographic

Smart Phone Addiction - Lovelace

Smart Phone Addiction – Lovelace

Great infographic by Lovelace Health System

Sources:
Pew Research Center, Smart Phone Usage
Huffington Post, Smart Phone Addiction Time Survey
The Telegraph, Smart Phones Hardly Used for Calls
LA Times, Survey: 59% of People Would Reach into a Toilet to Retrieve a Phone
ESoftLoad, Smartphone Statistics and Side Effects

What did you just call me?!

A South Korean campaign against smartphone addiction involves warning kids in classrooms that too much internet use makes them “mindless slaves” or “losers.”
More than 80% of kids aged 12 to 19 were found to have a smartphone in 2012, double from 2011.
Losers!

read more: http://www.thefix.com/content/south-korea-fights-digital-addiction-school-speakers91860