Phone ownership statistics show that over 60% of us now have smart phones and the trend of increased functionality within our phones is expected to increase…larger screens and more storage are making our phones even more important tools in our lives.
The i Pad, and devices like it, have reduced our need for laptops…and our phones are now moving into this space.
You know those times when you’re with your partner but you’re both spending more time on your phones than engaged with each other, but it’s totally not a big deal? Yes, it is a real thing, and experts believe it has slowly become an epidemic in the U. According to the results of an experiment on pphubbing published in the , 46.3 percent of participants admit they’ve experienced phubbing in their relationships, while 22.6 percent admit that phubbing also lead to problems in their relationship. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.
Technically, you’re both guilty of “pphubbing,” the act of “partner phone snubbing,” which new research shows could cause long-term negative effects in your relationship and personal life. D of Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business., Ben H.
Obviously, you should not use your phone for any reason while driving. If it’s urgent, pull over and stop your car while you talk or text.
Following this simple rule can save thousands of lives…possibly yours included.
As a result, responsible phone usage is becoming more important.Each year, it seems that cell phones are used for more and more tasks, and most of us now use them as a mechanism to virtually keep our lives “on track.” Let’s just go ahead and admit it – we love our cell phones. In the twenty or so years they have been widely used, they have become such an integral part of society that most of us cannot even imagine how we would function without one. Or, on the other hand, if we experience an emergency, 911 and professional assistance are only a few clicks away.In addition to our calls/conversations, we use our phones to stay in touch via e-mail or texting. Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise.It’s 2014, and cell phones have been in use now for about 20 years.