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.
read more: http://www.thefix.com/content/south-korea-fights-digital-addiction-school-speakers91860
“If your iPhone’s battery, God forbid, ever runs out, and you have left your spare charger in your car and you’ve lent out your other spare, you find yourself having a nervous breakdown” – Jessica Poter, considers that to be one of the worst and scariest symptomps of a smartphone addiction.
I personally think that bumping into strange people on the street is alot more disturbing.
To read more from jessica http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/9-signs-youre-iphone-addict
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post. Kirill Shulman is a Search Engine Optimization and Social Media marketing specialist, with great passion for blogging and anything viral which still maintains a strong grip of the real world.. Follow him here and here.
Kirill Shulman tells us about his experience with Smartphones and Anti-Social people
We exist in many forms online, yet we exist in only one form offline.
And if my statement is correct then I must ask the following questions:
Why do we care less and less about our physical presence but care more and more about our online profiles?
When did a notification get more important than human interaction?
And why do we find it easier to look into a screen than into someone’s eyes?
Sometimes I get the most embarrassing kind of NoMoPhobia… My Android is in my hand, but I think I lost it, shouting: “WHERE’S MY CELL?!”
Karin Lee Even Haim, Jaffa, Israel
I took my NoMoPhobia to the extreme… One of my friends nicknamed my smartphone “The Hook”. He even made a special sticker with this name for it…
They say the dog is the man’s best friend. For me, it’s the Smartphone (even though I do have a dog…)
Dana Zilberman, Tel-Aviv, Israel
frrr…. frrr… frrrr…
My alarm clock is running. It must be 8AM already. I grab my phone with two fingers, using a third one to turn it off with an elegant swipe gesture. My left eye is closed, my right is half open. My mind starts figuring out what appears on the screen. Notifications.
Right on, let’s start the work. What should we check first – the whatsapp messages? there are eight from The Friends group, they probably went for a drink whilst i fell asleep. Three more msgs from the girl I’m dating, well that could wait a bit. Facebook messages? could be from someone from the office, or from some old friend. Four new likes in Instagram for a picture I uploaded last night? Well that’s REALLY not important, but my ego wants it checked. And two more emails – wait a sec, it could be an urgent matter from the office, but oh, maybe it’s just spam… Next to all those icons, I see my To Do List icon, reminding me of today’s tasks.