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nomii
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11/4/2015 | 12:17:52 PM
Re: My lost time

@David I believe that these apps are planned that way. The change or so called improvement in tech is dfficult to comprehend by an average user and due to that it will always remain slave to the tech. There are very few success stories where people have change their surroundings according to their requirement. Most of us will live our life times being dependent or semi dependent on these things. I will be supportive if you write how can we turn the tables in our favour. Thanks

David Wagner
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11/4/2015 | 11:56:55 AM
Re: My lost time
@nomii- Glad it was helpful. One oof the great problems of the 21st century in my opinion (and I'm planning on writing a story about this shortly) is making our technology work for us rather than having us work for our technology. Jeff Immelt said at Gartner that office worker productivity has been basically stagnant for the last decade or so (I have yet to check that number). His reasoning is that technology is no longer helping but getting in the way.

If smartphones, big data, cloud, web2.0, etc are such miracles, why aren't we getting more productive? I think the reasons have to do with the way we deply and use technology. I'm going to be looking into it in the next week or two, but I think they is one of those clues to the puzzle.
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11/4/2015 | 11:50:56 AM
Re: Smartphone Use Ballooning To 5 Hours A Day, Study Finds
@zerox203- The TV stat is interesting to me, because for me TV has become the second screen. I am quite sure that my TV is on way more than 2.5 hours in a day. I'm sure I have Sportscenter on a loop during my morning activities. On the weekends, I have some live sporting event on basically from 9 AM until 9 PM but I'm not "watching it" as in sitting down and doing nothing but watching it. And even when I sit down to watch a favorite show, I tend to have my laptop or phone out with me.

I don't know if that makes it better or worse. But it makes all of this data trickier to navigate.
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11/4/2015 | 11:11:56 AM
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?
nomii
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11/4/2015 | 10:34:18 AM
My lost time

@David a very fine article and an informative one. I have never thought it like that and feels that smart phone is a necessity but after going through this article and weighing my daily routine I waseally surprised that it might be more than what you have highlighted. I believe that if I can get these hours back in my life Iwill undoubtedly spend it with my kids and family. Thanks for the info and making us realize.

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