Cell Phones – an Addiction?

iPhones, LGs and BackBerry are used to keep in contact with anyone at any time from anywhere. According to a recent survey by Pew Internet & American Life Project, 51% of respondents said it would be very difficult to give up their cell phones, while the survey conducted in 2002 this percentage was 38%. In fact, the survey, mobile technology was the most coveted, even on Internet access and television. Peter Asaro s opinions are not widely known. But will that mobile devices have become too good?. Not only provide users constant access to information, but we also become more demanding and anxious. There are no excuses for missing a call, an e-mail or text message. Megan says Young, a graduate student at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, “When I’m having a conversation with text messages and the service is slow, as if the world were to end.” This frustration is not an isolated event but is of Most mobile phone users.

Our phones have become a functional part of our lives. And there is the question, have we become addicted to our phones? Experts say constant use of mobile devices has not yet been diagnosed as an addiction. However, some argue that in fact should be classified as a condition similar to addiction to drugs, alcohol or gambling. David Greenfield, a psychologist expert in Internet-related behaviors, said that a decade ago predicted that people would become ultra-dependent mobile devices, even more than PCs and Laptops. Since the phones do not weigh much and easily fit into a pocket or purse “The threshold is very easy to cross and there is no return,” says Greenfield.

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