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
RogerBW
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 3:30pm

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.)

lescarr
reply to  RogerBW
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 10:16pm

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!

Jonathan Roth
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 5:19pm

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.

lescarr
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 10:04pm

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.

Captain_Swing666
Captain_Swing666
Sun, Apr 07, 2013 12:55pm

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