Phone addiction not driven by notifications

Smartphone addiction is unlikely to be caused by notifications, a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) suggests.

It found that 89% of interactions with phones were unprompted, with only 11% responding to an alert.

Group chats were also considered a “source of distress” for participants in the study… More here.

I am not surprised by this. How many times do you pick up your phone and then wonder why you did so? I do that all of the time.



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2 replies

  1. I don’t pick up my phone and wonder why I did so. I usually am checking notifications or my to do list.

  2. I often pick up my phone for one reason, and then 5 minutes later after being distracted by other things on my phone, wonder what it was I picked it ip for originally. Like walking into a room…

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