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SmartPhones, Devoted Users

Smartphones are becoming an integral part of our lives, and not just for their capacity to make phone calls. Some might even say our smartphones define us, telling the world more about us than we even realize.

Our Smartphones have become our music players, our GPS systems, our photography studios, our link to breaking news, the way we entertain ourselves—truly they have become extensions of ourselves. Some might even say our Smartphones define us, telling the world more about us than we even realize. They keep us connected to friends, help with directions and give us access to the Internet’s infinite wonders.

But how awesome is too awesome? And when does appreciation become addiction?

15% of respondents to a recent survey said they’d go rather go without sex for a weekend than give up their iPhone for a few days.

4% said they’ve actually used their iPhone during sex, and 65% said they couldn’t live without their trusty device.

40% of respondents said they’d rather go without bathing than without their iPhone.

The Internet education portal OnlineColleges recently gathered data from a number of sources including Gazelle, comScore and the Pew Internet & American Life Project to produce the following Infographic. It shows not only that we may be getting a little too attached to our Smartphones, but also why we love our devices and what we use them for most.

Among many interesting findings: iPhone and Android owners have more positive outlooks on life than their Blackberry-carrying brethren; city dwellers are the most mobile savvy; and social media, gaming and weather apps rule the market. But whether addicted or simply enthusiastic, it’s easy to see why Smartphone owners are so appreciative of modern mobile technology;

More importantly, where do you fall into the Smartphone personality spectrum? Does your Smartphone define you? If so, what is it saying about you?


By Kristin Marino.


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