The way social media has established itself in our lives is remarkable.
The gestation from solitary profile websites such as”Facepic’ and ‘Myspace’, in the early 2000’s is a new type of social media. This new type of social media is advocated by Facebook and Twitter. Changing the landscape of not just social media but our usage of technology and the internet in general.
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So, we’ve got through Day 1 and Day 2. Today is the third and final day of my smart phone addiction experiment. As I wake up, the first thing I do is open my laptop and check my emails. It seems that I’ve replaced checking my phone and social media with emails…
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I wake up on day two and instinctively look over to the bedside table to see what’s happening in the world. I pick up the phone but notice its shape is slightly different, only to remember at that moment the task which is before me and that I was in fact holding my partner’s phone and not mine.
The pang of adrenaline comes back and subsides. By now I am getting rather frustrated.
Continue reading Am i addicted to my phone? 3 Days of Peace (No phone) :Day 2
Mobile phone addiction – it’s something many of us are dealing with in this digital age. We are ‘always on’, always contactable and so used to mindless scrolling. In the interests of transparency, I tried every trick in the book to put off taking part in this exercise.
Excuses such as ‘I’m too busy’ or, ‘People might need to get in contact with me’ were running through my mind. It was nerve-wracking, to say the least, but a week ago I finally did it.
I went Saturday through til Monday with no mobile phone or social media. This included using other people’s, but I did however, use the landline and emails from home.
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In today’s digital, social-first age, some of us might be wondering “Am I a technology addict?”. And with so much on offer, it’s no surprise. We’re always available – even when we’re on the go. We can even answer the phone and text from our smart watches. It can be hard to imagine how we’d we cope without them?
The first theme I’m going to discuss in this blog, is our dependence on mobile phones. I’ll be splitting this topic into several parts. The first being how mobiles have made us rely on being permanently connected.
Continue reading Am I a Technology Addict? Mobile Phones (Part 1)