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Posted on: June 7, 2015

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Where did face-to-face human interaction go? Where did paying attention to each other go? Where did living in the moment go?

“Smartphones have impacted almost all walk of human life. The prominent areas, where impacts of Smartphone are obvious include business, education, health and social life. Mobile technology has drastically changed the cultural norms and behaviour of individuals.” (Sarwar & Soomro, 2013)

Waking up and checking social media.

Waking up and checking social media. Diego Molano, CC BY/NC-ND

Killing time

Killing time. Matthew G/ CC BY

Morning conversations

Morning conversations. Matthew G/ CC BY

Ignorance is bliss

Ignorance is bliss. Mark Nye/ CC BY-NC-ND

  • 51% of adults and 65% of teens say they have used their Smartphone while socialising with 
others.
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History repeating. KAT N.L.M./ CC BY-NC

“This addiction to Smartphones is impacting the social and family life and creating frictions in our lives.”

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Enjoying the moment.. Dave Lawler/CC BY-NC-ND

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Enjoying the moment part 2.  Kat N.L.M./CC BY-NC

  • 37% of adults and 60% of teens admit they are highly addicted to their Smartphone.
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Law abiding citizen. Mo Riza/ CC BY

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Business meeting. Steve Jurveston/ CC BY

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Socialising.  Björn Bechstein/CC BY-ND

  • 23% of adults and 34% of teens have used their Smartphone during mealtimes.
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Conversation. Bradhoc/ CC BY

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Home time.  Stefan Klauke/CC BY-NC-ND

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Charging up for another day of ‘experiencing’ life. M01229 CC BY

Awareness of addiction leads to…

Time to play phone stack. 1st person to use their phone pays for the meal.

The creation of phone stack. 1st person to use their phone pays for the meal. Gabe McIntyre/CC BY

References

Facts & Figures

Sarwar M, Soomro T 2013, ‘Impact of Smartphone’s on Society’, European Journal of Scientific Research, vol,98, no.2, pp216-226.

Photographs 

Beschstein, B 2011, ‘Communicating’ photograph, October 29 via Flickr, Creative Commons Non Derivatives License.

Bradhoc 2012, ‘Cell phone series’ photograph, June 5 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License.

G, M 2014, ‘Little & Large’ photograph, August 21 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License.

G, M 2014, ‘Love (of technology)’ photograph, November 22 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License.

Jurvetson, S 2015, ‘Reflections on the new Machine Age — technology, inequality and the economy’ photograph, March 12 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License.

Klauke, S 2013, ‘Cell Phone Business’ photograph, January 18 via Flickr, Creative Commons Noncommercial Non Derivatives License.

Lawler, D 2012, ‘Class of 2012’ photograph, June 14 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Non Derivatives.

McIntyre, G 2012, ‘Phonestacking’ photograph, July 12 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License.

Molano, D 2014, ‘Yo’ photograph, January 26 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Non Commerical Non Derivatives License.

M01229 2012, ‘Tuckered out, but still needs the phone’ photograph, December 29 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License.

N.L.M, K 2013, ‘Give me a ring’ photograph, August 20 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License.

N.L.M, K 2013, ‘Informal Gluttony’ photograph, July 19 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License.

Nye, M 2012, ‘This is Santa Cruz’ photograph, November 18 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Non Derivatives License.

Riza, M 2006, ‘Textbreak’ photograph, June 22 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License.