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The Addiction of the 21st Century?
How much do you rely on your cell-phone?
A recent survey in the UK has produced some incredible facts.
37% of adults are highly addicted and 60% of teenagers have described themselves as highly addicted to the cell-phone.
Is the cell-phone threatening to take over our lives?
It seems that I am in the minority…
My Relationship with my Phone is a Frustrating One!
I am still trying to figure out how my cell-phone works
I just can’t get use to the touch-screen
I like buttons to press
Everything is so small on it
I can’t see anything properly.
And it’s playing crazy tunes
That I don’t know how to change!
My Ring Tone
When my son suggested a new ring-tone for my cell-phone, I told him that he could choose, left him to it and then forgot all about it. That was, until I was shopping in the supermarket and heard this:
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious!
If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious,
It went on for a while and I was looking around to see where it was coming from, everyone seemed to be looking at me and my bag…
Being the old fashioned person that I am, my cell-phone is for ‘emergency only’. I must admit it is a comfort to know that I have it just ‘in case’ but it’s very seldom I make a call or even receive one, which is just as well because Mary Poppins will do not do anything for my ‘Street Cred”.
Receiving a new text message is quite a ‘fiasco’ from the moment I hear…..
“Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
I groan, a dreaded text message. I hate receiving them, usually I don’t even understand them, it can take me ages to translate and even longer to reply, which fortunately is why I seldom receive them! Do you ever receive a message where you have to break the text code? It’s a whole new language!
HUD ASAYGT PCM BB4N 10Q
Apparently translated this means:
“How you doing? As soon as you get this please call me bye bye for now thank you”
Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive, made the first analogue mobile phone call in 1973 using something that resembled a brick! Few people then would have predicted that the majority of people throughout the world 38 years later, would possess todays nifty little pocket sized gadget we now use in our every day lives. Now, it’s far more than just a phone and is capable of plenty more.
It’s the internet, Facebook, it’s a camera, a planner, an alarm, traffic and weather information, GPS Navigator, text messages, and more…
The Cell-Phone Survey
People have admitted their cell-phones have changed the way they live. The survey revealed that people use their cell-phone at meal times, in the bathroom and even take it to bed.
Do you find it irritating when you are having a conversation with somebody and at the same time they are texting?
Apparently they can’t help it; they admit they are addicted to texting!
47% of teenagers use the handset in the bathroom.
More than 20% of adults use their phone while the shower is warming up or when they are on the toilet!
23% of adults use their phone at mealtimes.
People even admit they wouldn’t dream of going to bed without their phone.
Is the cell-phone enhancing life?
Detracting from life?
Cell-phone sales are soaring which must be proof they are becoming essentials to peoples' daily lives!