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Smartphone addiction: How big a problem is it for you or anyone you know?

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Not much. A smartphone is a phone, a magazine, book, newspaper, radio, walkman, TV set, map, camera, camcorder, bank machine, game machine, encylopedia, and more. In the old days, people used to spend just as much time if not more on the old analogue media and devices.

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No stupidphone = No problem

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I have no addictions and use it when required. I use my iPad more.

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Yes, we should better call it something like an connected to internet addiction or online addiction. And then it’s clear that everyone is affected somehow, also those who use a tablet, TV webpages or desktop computer etc while having no smartphone available. Nowadays only a very few people have none of all those devices or never use online services etc. Free from that addiction? No, those are a very rare exception.

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My smartphone and iPad are essential devices for my business.

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By any measure, it is a massive problem in the world. There'd be a war on it if the pushers were not huge corporations. Half my son's friends are strung out all day long and so many need a fix even during work or socialising.

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I'm addicted af to internet. Between computer online gaming and hot shower/bath & bed smartphone browsing, I probably clock 5 to 7 hours online daily.

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I use my phone a lot for music.

Google translate is also very handy with all its functions

And the camera.

And sending love LINES to Priscilla.

The torch is handy too

No addiction here.

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My iphone usage has dropped significantly since I started driving to work.

My wife regulates how much the kids can play with their iphones and tablets.

I do love to watch youtube in bed before falling asleep.

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You can use your iPhone/smartphone while driving provided you are not holding it. You can make calls, send messages, use car play, and listen to music and audiobooks. Better not to use your phone one hour before sleep. The light disturbs the sleep pattern.

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Brain overload, which applies to anyone, is one of the major problems. Smartphone makes it easier to access the Internet and to get sea of information directly to our brain. Our brain has certain limit to process the information. When lots of information flow into the brain, it cannot deal with in a proper way, therefore the brain is overloaded, making the processing speed incredibly slow. To make matters worse, information overflow can damage brain cells, causing our thinking.

It's time to keep a certain amount of time to use the smartphone so that we can save our brain and keep it working actively throughout our lives.

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ZALDToday  06:12 pm JST “ Brain overload, which applies to anyone, is one of the major problems. Smartphone makes it easier to access the Internet and to get sea of information directly to our brain. Our brain has certain limit to process the information. When lots of information flow into the brain, it cannot deal with in a proper way, therefore the brain is overloaded, making the processing speed incredibly slow. To make matters worse, information overflow can damage brain cells, causing our thinking. It's time to keep a certain amount of time to use the smartphone so that we can save our brain and keep it working actively throughout our lives. “

This. Even if someone is not addicted to his/her smartphone, if that smartphone is your main source of information, it’s actively “damaging” your brain…; the brain (automatically) becomes lazy hence the recommendations from doctors and specialists: “exercise” your brain/mind… (books, newspapers, crosswords, etcetera…)

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Sudoku is good for the brain.

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Not much of a problem for me. I try to balance my time, both mentally and physically. I usually give myself no more than two hours a day for my smartphone for anything. Other things I do are going for walks and getting to know my neighborhood better, read for fun and self enrichment, eat well while not being bothered by phones, TV programs, and instead, eat while listening to music. That's pretty much it for me.

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