Cigarettes, caffeine, cocaine and cellphones

Bonnie Tubbs in a detailed and funny post explaining about Smartphone Addiction:

Hi, my name is Bonnie and I am a cellphone addict. It has been about two minutes since I last checked my phone.

I personally don’t feel my irrepressible compulsion to check my phone every couple of minutes has affected my work or relationships. I have no doubt my editor would back me up on that, once he has forgiven me for overshooting deadline again. And if I had any real-life friends, I am sure they would attest to it too.

Great read, enjoy.

90% Of Under-30 Admit To Have NoMoPhobia

A survey done by Cisco in Australia, shows that nine out of every ten people, under the age of 30, admit to suffering from NoMoPhobia.

credit: quittyprickly.blogspot.com

credit: quittyprickly.blogspot.com

“It’s happening subconsciously, and one out of five people are texting while they’re driving,” Cisco chief technology officer Kevin Bloch said yesterday. “It just speaks to these addictive, compulsive, behaviours that we’re seeing…For many under-30s, the smartphone has become an extension of themselves, from the moment they wake up until the second they fall asleep,” said Bloch.”This love affair with the smartphone is both enabling and crippling at the same time,” Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, official adviser to the Queensland Government on computer safety, was quoted by the daily as saying.

These people check their smartphones at least once every 10 minutes. So is it an addiction or what?

How I lost proportions having NoMoPhobia…

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Ciudad del este is located at the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, having a huge “tax-free” zone. While traveling in South America, I got there and had a full day to waste. I started creating a list of things I’d like to buy, comparing the prices between the different stores – all with the help of my precious iPhone. Then, while adding a new item to the list, I dropped my iPhone on the floor, and its screen cracked.
So I panicked.

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Phantom Ringing Syndrome

Two weeks ago I wrote about the fear of being without your phone, AKA “NoMoPhobia”.

Now, I always thought that I’m the only crazy person in the room, when I used to hear my phone ringing, vibrate or the sounds of various notifications – but it wasn’t! I’m hearing the familiar noise, pick up my phone, and nothing. It was all in my imagination.

Did my smart-shoe just ring?!

Did my smart-shoe just ring?!

I just found out I’m not the only crazy around. This sensation and false belief that the phone rang while in fact it isn’t doing so, is called “Phantom Ringing Syndrome”. It usually happens when you are concentrated on something, like watching TV, taking a shower or using a noisy device.

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