Stop and think for a second, what is the one object in life you could probably not live without? Would it be a fork, your car, your bath tub? Or would it happen to be your phone? Read on and find out what TIME magazine has to say after a poll it conducted on technology usage.
“Thumbs are stronger, attention shorter, temptation everywhere: we can always be, mentally, digitally, someplace other than where we are” says TIME magazine. But what’s the general feeling about this? To try and better understand, TIME, in cooperation with Qualcomm, launched the TIME Mobility Poll, a survey of close to 5,000 people of all age groups and income levels in eight countries: the U.S., the U.K., China, India, South Korea, South Africa, Indonesia and Brazil. As expected, the survey revealed a lot about current trends.
Nowadays we’re accustomed to having all knowledge at the touch of our fingertips. TIME’s poll revealed the following:
- Close to 9 in 10 adults carry a mobile phone in the U.S.
- 7 in 10 adults check their phones whilst dining at a restaurant in India and China.
- 3 in 10 of all respondents picked text messaging as their preferred mode of communication.
- 1 in 4 people check their phone every 30 minutes, 1 in 5 every 10 minutes.
- 1 in 3 respondents admitted that being without their mobile even for short periods of time left them feeling anxious.
- 3 in 4 25-to-29-year-olds sleep with their phones.
But what about you dear Lomographer? Do you agree with these findings or do your analogue experiences differ from this? Please take our survey and let us know how analogue and digital fit into your daily life. There’s piggy points for everyone who participates.
Source/More results from TIME’s poll on Techland.