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REBLOG! Australians Addicted to Smartphones, the Rest of the World is Addicted to Social Media

Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Facebook, News From the web, REBLOG, Smartphone, Social Media | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Australians Addicted to Smartphones, the Rest of the World is Addicted to Social Media

Serious Addiction WARNING!Blogger and ABC contributor Peter Ryan has a superneat post on a new report confirming what most of us  already knew: Australians are addicted to their smartphones. The survey of smartphone users by tech behemoth Cisco reveals that the daily ritual for Gen Y Aussies kicks off with a quick txt.

Many of the survey participants admitted that they checked for messages, emails and updates at least twice an hour, many becoming anxious when their phone goes astray.

Kevin Bloch isn’t alone, our favourite news agency – Reuters – has an ubercool post on our latest addiction, Social Media.

Social media is now apparently a recognised addiction, a study undertaken last year by the University of Chicago found that Liking and Tweeting can be even more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol. The research showed that social networking sites gave users a burst of the addictive neurotransmitter dopamine :: Read the full article »»»»