This UK-based infographic asks if you are addicted to your mobile phone. They say that 83% of people own mobile phones, and I am thinking they are talking about the population of the UK, because no way for the whole world, you know? Of that 83%, 35% own smartphones. Of the people who own cell phones, about half of them admit to be addicted to their devices. Scary.
What do people do on their phones? 44% get on the internet. 23% participate in social networking. 38% send and receive emails. 73% take photos with their phones. 54% send those photos or video with their phone. 73% of mobile phone owners text message.
What would people be willing to sacrifice in order to keep their mobile phones? 70% of mobile phone owners would sacrifice alcohol (because what is the fun of drunk dialing on a pay phone?), 63% would give up chocolate (are they crazy?), and 33% would give up sex (we’re guessing the mobile phone has something to do with that for that 33%…).
Signs of Smartphone Addiction
Of the following scenarios, if more than 7 apply to you, you’re addicted to your mobile phone and should seek help in the form of outdoors and fresh air immediately. Leave the phone at home.
Scenario 1 – I never turn off my mobile phone. See the image for more statistics related to this scenario, and for the following. I don’t want to give everything away in this description!
Scenario 2 – I walk and text.
Scenario 3 – I don’t care where I am, I’ll talk on my phone.
Scenario 4 – I use company time to make personal calls.
Scenario 5 – I Facebook, Twitter, etc during work meetings.
Scenario 6 – I take my phone to the potty with me, and use it while I’m doing my businesses.
Scenario 7 – Rather than talking to people, I check my email, Twitter feed, etc. in public.
Scenario 8 – I don’t even watch TV anymore. I just watch stuff on my phone.
Scenario 9 – I check my social feeds in the middle of the night.
The bottom line? Moderation is key.
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I don’t like stuff that is region specific that doesn’t state it’s region-specific. The internet is international, Baby.