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2019/01/06 19:48:20 (permalink)
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Smartphone addiction

Is it a real condition?

I'm prity sure my wife is and it pi55es me off no end. Just driving an hour and a half journey she was on her phone constantly aimlessly flicking through Facebook. When we went out for dinner with her brother she must of checked it 3x, I normally lie awake in bed on a morning and see her wake up, the first thing she does is reach for her phone and just start looking on Facebook also it's the last thing she's does at night. It flashed up the other day saying 'this week your Facebook useage has cut down 4 hours a day' CUT DOWN 4 HOURS! She's still on it probably 3 hours plus a day. She thinks it's not a problem but it really is. Is it possible that it's a proper addiction?
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    GOVINDA
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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/06 20:49:35 (permalink)
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    A lot of folk use it for anxiety but yeah itโ€™s deffo an addiction, ironically it could cause anxiety if youโ€™re stuck on twitter looking at the state of world that you never see in the MSM ๐Ÿ˜

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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/06 21:52:04 (permalink)
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    Its a massive problem , I don't use my phone apart from actually ringing people , I don't use social media , I log on too Mt for maybe 30 mins per day .
     
    The girlfriend is in denial about her addiction and we've had conversations about it , on holiday i put my mobiles in the safe for the week , she was taking selfies and phot's which is fair enough , but she kept using the step counter (to see how many we had done ) as an excuse to take her mobile out and check her status's and updates/likes I really dont get it , I have never posted anything .
    My daughter 16 is worse than the bird , the wife was the same .
     
    Its designed to be addictive, impulsive and brings out the worst in people , causes a lot of problems.
     

     
    we now have a 3-4  generations that  have grown up without social media so we still have 1 foot in reality, but fast forward 20 years and its gonna be a really scary place to live . I do see the possibility of the likes of google glass so people can be plugged in 24/7 or walking round in VR head sets.
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    GOVINDA
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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/06 22:57:53 (permalink)
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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/06 22:59:16 (permalink)
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    Same here. If I mention anything I get, "you hate me using the phone - I get a few minutes and you have to mention it".
     
    Note the "few minutes". I'll have been watching her - scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll.  An endless stream of happy people with their ice cream sundaes, fancy coffees and other assorted sh1te.
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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/13 11:55:18 (permalink)
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    Cant stand social media. I ditched Facebook but still have Instagram, however this thread has give me the motivation to delete it, so that's what I am going to do.
     
    Would love to get rid of my smartphone but unfortunately it is pretty much a necessity for various WhatsApp groups.
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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/13 12:16:34 (permalink)
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    Don't do any type of social media either. Probably because on the whole I'm quite anti-social and I couldn't care less what other people are up to. 
     
    Only have a smart phone because of WhatsApp for work and it's easier sending text messages than using a Nokia 3310.

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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/13 12:21:25 (permalink)
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    Most of work nowadays seems to be done via WhatsApp which is massively frustrating. Phone buzzing late at night when a couple of years ago you would be safe once work finished.
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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/13 14:34:24 (permalink)
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    My brother, I concur with you. The Smart Phone is addictive and if you are not careful, your wife will be too busy on her phone and may not have time to give you the attention you need. I think you need to sit her down and engage her in a serious conversation. If possible, come up with basic rules that can use as a guide for using the phone. In fact, If I were you I would route for a maximum of 30 minutes on social media and that is it. Indeed we are headed for hard times unless something is done about the social media.
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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/13 14:45:01 (permalink)
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    Glow
    My brother, I concur with you. The Smart Phone is addictive and if you are not careful, your wife will be too busy on her phone and may not have time to give you the attention you need. I think you need to sit her down and engage her in a serious conversation. If possible, come up with basic rules that can use as a guide for using the phone. In fact, If I were you I would route for a maximum of 30 minutes on social media and that is it. Indeed we are headed for hard times unless something is done about the social media.




    Could always get her one of these, that'll get here 'attention' ๐Ÿ˜‰
     

     
     
     
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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/16 14:58:37 (permalink)
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    Don't do any type of social media either. Probably because on the whole I'm quite anti-social and I couldn't care less what other people are up to. 
     

    I would perhaps argue the opposite of being true, - some of the most prolific users of social media are quite isolated... which is why they use social media.  Some of the most positive, vibrant people I know don't use social media
     
    I dislike social media also, - it's a very negative thing.  In small doses it is good to see the odd photo of what people you care about have been up to (providing it's something special, not just going for a fking coffee), but for me, it's mostly used these days for two reasons
    Business/marketing
    Self validation/ego
     
    Unfortunately I need to use it for business reasons, - however, it does draw you in.. designed to be addictive, and there is a bit of a give and take algorithm involved... if you want people to see your s**t, you need to give their s**t attention too.
     
    Social media is another reason why meditation is so popular, - it's designed to be distracting (and addictive)... people aren't used to concentrating on one thing for very long
     
     

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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/16 15:49:14 (permalink)
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    My brother, I concur with you. The Smart Phone is addictive and if you are not careful, your wife will be too busy on her phone and may not have time to give you the attention you need. I think you need to sit her down and engage her in a serious conversation. If possible, come up with basic rules that can use as a guide for using the phone. In fact, If I were you I would route for a maximum of 30 minutes on social media and that is it. Indeed we are headed for hard times unless something is done about the social media.




    Could always get her one of these, that'll get here 'attention' ๐Ÿ˜‰
     

     
     
     




     
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    I work in mobile app dev so am on mine circa 8/9 hours a day checking stuff but for me its not like im aimlessly flicking insta or youtube. However I do find myself picking up my phone to look up questions that i need answer for more often than not as its so convienct, I also speak about 3 hours a day on the phone . 

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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/16 16:27:55 (permalink)
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    Rasputin
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    Glow
    My brother, I concur with you. The Smart Phone is addictive and if you are not careful, your wife will be too busy on her phone and may not have time to give you the attention you need. I think you need to sit her down and engage her in a serious conversation. If possible, come up with basic rules that can use as a guide for using the phone. In fact, If I were you I would route for a maximum of 30 minutes on social media and that is it. Indeed we are headed for hard times unless something is done about the social media.




    Could always get her one of these, that'll get here 'attention' ๐Ÿ˜‰
     

     
     
     




     
    Those WeVibes are pretty cool. 
     
    I work in mobile app dev so am on mine circa 8/9 hours a day checking stuff but for me its not like im aimlessly flicking insta or youtube. However I do find myself picking up my phone to look up questions that i need answer for more often than not as its so convienct, I also speak about 3 hours a day on the phone . 




    In my mind , thats not smartphone addiction , its finding out information that you need, I am on a PC for 8 hours per day for my job and have to google stuff , I use mine when watching films like IMDB , I think its more a social media addiction that is the problem . Bit like some someone saying a mechanic was a car addict .
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    Re: Smartphone addiction 2019/01/17 18:10:39 (permalink)
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    I don't know?  I think we might see some kind of revolt on this one.
     
    I have two Daughters (mid 20's) and a Son of 15, ... The girls simply cannot put theirs down, but I very rarely see my Son's phone, in fact a few days ago I made him show me that hadn't lost it! He talks to his mates online via gaming and on Facebook messenger, but he has nowhere near the issues that his sisters have, I think he actually enjoys being "off the grid".

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