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how attached are you to your smartphone?

iPhone 4

Wait, what? AllTwitter:

79% Of People 18-44 Have Their Smartphones With Them 22 Hours A Day [STUDY]

Quick: what’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

Yawn? Hit the snooze button? Go to the bathroom? Brush your teeth?

If you’re like 80% of 18-44-year-olds, the answer is “check my smartphone.”

But… the snooze button is on my smartphone.

Most mysterious: What’s this “22 hours a day” thing? What about the other two hours? I mean, either the survey doesn’t count hours slept, in which case it would be something like “16 hours a day,” or else it does count hours slept and smartphone users are getting only two hours of sleep per night, which would seem to be the biggest story.

I supposed I could check the actual study AllTwitter linked to, but I’m too lazy. And also I’m complaining about the headline, which should be more obvious and clearer.



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  • RogerBW

    I’m afraid I’m too wedded to the open-source, peer to peer, way of doing things to carry any of the current smartphones which depend on a centralised model for everything. I like owning my own data.
    (But I do usually end up having a laptop with me.)

  • Semi-attached. It’s my primary phone, camera, gameboy, music player, bank access, weather reporter, calculator, and movie ticket.

    That said, I check it maybe a couple of times a day, and often leave it on my desk instead of plugging it in. Most of the value is situational, and most of my browsing and typing happens at my desk.

  • Over half of the people that I work with (based on a recent poll that I conducted) start responding to their email / twitter feeds before they get out of bed in the morning.

  • Really? I have an iPhone on which I handle my exchange-based email, Twitter microblogs, track my news feeds via Flipboard/Pulse/LinkedIn, collaboratively work on proposals and reports using Google Docs or DropBox and watch most of my media via Netflix, BBC iPlayer and even UltraViolet on Flixster. I don’t feel too hemmed in!

  • Captain_Swing666

    I leave mine in the shop where I haven’t bought it. Don’t see the need for one.

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