Re: Smartphone Use Ballooning To 5 Hours A Day, Study Finds
Surprising, yet perhaps not at the same time. The study notes a lot of that phone interaction was in 30-second bursts, and if you pay close attention to people, that's not too hard to confirm. 'Checking our phone' has become the default action to fill time, past the point of ridiculousness. Get on the elevator? Check your phone. Get off the elevator? Check your phone. More than people ever checked watches. It's a big deal. Rude people even do it while you're talking to them. A lot of that time can be social, or functional (text your roommate to see if they picked up dinner, saving you a trip), but five hours is a lot. That said, I'm equally scared by 2.5 hours average watching TV. I definitely watch less than that... or do I?