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How Often Do You Check Your Smartphone?1007

Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
I think I read these survey results ON my smartphone.




Sadly. I am a slave to my smartphone.

I was slow to the smartphone party ... but now I can't live without it.

I'd be embarrassed to admit at how LITTLE I am without my smartphone.

How about you? Confession is good for the soul.

Where do you fit in in this graph for smartphone usage?
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Member lunar_ranger private msg quote post Address this user
I am a slave to my devices, especially since I am the acting social and community manager for SproutLoud. There are certain notifications I can't move myself to turn off. Those notifications are like Pavlov's bell.
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@lunar_ranger Sorry to say I am too similar.

There should be a ring tone called "Pavlov's Bell."
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Member lunar_ranger private msg quote post Address this user
Classic conditioning at it finest- with the cellphone being the neutral stimulus. Thinking about it... there are bell notifications... I am a dog.
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Member morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
The smart phone is simply a digital version of all the tools that we have been using for years.

I was a smart device early adopter. I am not a slave to it any more than I would to a notepad or phone list in my back pocket.

Many of us used wallets that had picture slots. No difference showing a picture of someone special in my life.

How would you define being a slave to an object?
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Member lunar_ranger private msg quote post Address this user
@morrnel Slave/master relationship... I come when it calls, dings, or otherwise notifies me... it keeps me on a short chain. I am addicted to information, regardless of that information's real value.
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@lunar_ranger @morrnel

I find myself checking to find out why my phone is NOT dinging.


Sad, eh?
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Teacher Rev private msg quote post Address this user
Never. I don't own a smart phone. When I'm out I don't want to be bothered with calls.

Everywhere I go I see people with a phone stuck to the side of their face or a BlueTooth plug projecting from their ear, taking calls while they drive, while the shop, or, rudely, while visiting with friends, breaking up face-to-face conversation with the familiar, "I have to take this..."

Really? There is so very little I HAVE to take that I don't even take a cell phone, smart or otherwise, with me anywhere. I simply choose not to own one. If you want me, if you need me, you'll figure it out.

Catch me later, dude!

And I challenge each of you to turn your phone off, leave it on your dresser, for one whole day. Oh, the angst!
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
I challenge each of you to turn your phone off, leave it on your dresser, for one whole day. Oh, the angst!

That's something I might take you up on.
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Teacher Rev private msg quote post Address this user
@Belew

Hey, if I can do it -- and I've turned mine off and left it, so far, on my (proverbial) dresser for one whole LIFE -- than anyone should be able to do it for a single day!
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Member lunar_ranger private msg quote post Address this user
@Belew Is their a program for this...? Can I be let down easy- ween myself off on a Nokia?
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@Rev

Sitting in a church one Sunday. the preacher said in passing to no one in particular. Though I heard him loud and clear.

"You can do more in six days than you can in seven."

I think I need to learn to take a day off again.
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Member dono2081 private msg quote post Address this user
I've dramatically reduced the number of times I check on my phone when I got a smart watch. Much better. The opposite of slave-ish.

More subtle, too, during those face-to-face moments.

Not a criticism, but an observation -- checking one's phone is a symptom of FOMO.

-D
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@dono2081

I think I am too old for a smart watch. I don't think the font would be big enough. Or is it?
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Member dono2081 private msg quote post Address this user
it's not too bad; you're close enough to stop by Apple and have them show you.
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
As a matter of fact, I was on my way to an Apple Store this afternoon. My daughter's iPad is on the fritz.
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Member dono2081 private msg quote post Address this user
Make 'em show you Dad!

They'd love it.

So will you when you get the hang of it.

D
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