Everywhere we go people are glued to their phones; from the grocery store to the gym to the public restroom. This trend isn’t just irritating and borderline rude, it’s also addicting. Forty-three percent of all Americans are proud owners of smartphones, 24% of those check their phone while behind the wheel, and 80% of them check their phone within 15 minutes of waking up in the morning.
It used to be such a priority for employees to keep a firm separation between work life and personal life, but with smartphones, that line is blurring more and more. Emails can be accessed easily and quickly from smartphones, as well as instant communication at all times from coworkers and bosses.
It’s not all bad though; people love keeping in touch. Sixty-one percent of smartphone users say their phone helps them keep in touch with friends and family, and 60% say it keeps them connected to a spouse or significant other. Forty-two percent of Americans use Facebook and nearly all of them check it on their phone on average of 14 times a day. Fifty percent of those users check their Facebook at the movies, which of course we all know is wrong.
Technology never ceases to amaze us and we quickly get sucked in, but this user will be impressed only when they make a printable pizza app.
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