MILPITAS, CA – Can’t make it through dinner without your gadget?
Software firm FrontRange says you’re not alone. Of the 800 people they surveyed, 84% said they believe smartphone addiction exists, and 71% know of someone suffering.
Seven people from their survey agreed to give up their phone for an entire week, except for emergencies.
39% of people felt frustrated when they couldn’t check their emails or social networks. 79% felt down right anxious when they couldn’t call or text people.
Anxiety levels started on Monday, climaxed Thursday and then sank the rest of the week leading researchers to think that techies can get used to not being constantly connected.
53% of people worldwide admit to suffering some anxiety when they disconnect, some comparing it to the anxiety of a trip to the dentist or getting married. Guess that depends on your oral hygiene or your spouse.