How long can you go before you have to pick-up and check your smartphone?
posted by Maxwell R. / Aug 06, 2014, 4:16 AM
In practical terms, it is enough of an issue that we shared news about one restaurant offering a 50% discount to its customers if they agreed to turn their phones off.
Another restaurant in New York City hired a consultant to figure out what was causing an increase in dining times and a decrease in customer satisfaction, only to find out it was the customers that were the source of the problems. They spend too much time ogling at their smartphones which slows down the whole-eating-food-thing.
Have you ever challenged friends to see how long you could go without picking up your phone? Some say the average user can’t last longer than six minutes. What's your record?
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Lets get TMZ-y here Leanne Rhimes allegedly (according to concert witnesses) had to check her iPhone in between songs during her concert. Beat that, that is smartphone addiction redefined.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 4:44 AM 2
thank God for my android wear watch
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 4:49 AM 2
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Call me stupid hipster, whatever, but I'm happy with my SE C905, I have it for over 5 years now and it still has excellent battery life and perfect size for me, but I don't even use him during the day, I wear it in suit case and only check once per few hours if anyone called me. I can't stand the look of people in restaurant who sit together and barely talk to each other because they're checking facebook, People are getting more and more stupid because of how they use their phones.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 6:08 AM 1
Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012
I've been using smartphones well before Android and iOS were a thing. Those first years I was really addicted, checking the phone every minute, going throug anything even when I had company, just like everybody now that can't take a meal or watch a movie without taking his/her phone out every now and then, just to do "nothing". I was a weirdo in my family back then for spending too much time in the phone. Now I'm a weirdo cause I don't spend as much time as everybody else... in Joker's words "I'm not a monster, I'm just ahead of the curve"
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 11:29 AM 1
Posts: 132; Member since: May 07, 2012
It's really becoming disheartening this unpleasurable addfiction to smartphones. I always tell anybody who is visiting with me to just leave their phones alone. I am gonna do it more now and fight anybody who won't. Really rude it is. You are visiting with me and chatting with another. Yuck!!!!
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 12:26 PM 0
Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014
I've gone almost a week without checking my phone. Whenever I go on vacation, I turn off my phone and don't turn it on until I'm done with my vacation.
posted on Aug 06, 2014, 10:17 PM 0
To be honest, I check my phone almost hourly when I'm awake. My phone (our phones) are integrated to deep into our personal life. But let me be clear.. (obama, lol), all the times that I do check my phone -- they are NOT for facebook, tweeter, or any social thing... it is also NOT to text or chat with anyone either. I check weather, customer emails, construction project details, which project my subs are or how far are they etc.., and a few websites. Most frequent use is to set up reminders (siri), find a location (siri), basic information or facts (siri). But I just added an ability to check my external HD set up as personal cloud at home - so now I have access to ALL my files, music, photos, videos, and etc. at all times. So yes, my phone is integrated into my life. It reminds me to take my eyedrops, and when to get ready for my next customer, what to pick up from Hardware Store as I drive by. I unloaded my mind into it -- it only makes sense that I go back to retrieve that info when I need it throughout the day...
posted on Aug 08, 2014, 1:50 AM 0
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