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Ubiquitous Devices

Americans spend an average of five and a half hours a day with digital media, more than half of that time on mobile devices, according to the research firm eMarketer. Among some groups, the numbers range much higher. In one recent survey, female students at Baylor University reported using their cell phones an average of ten hours a day. Three quarters of eighteen-to-twenty-four-year-olds say that they reach for their phones immediately upon waking up in the morning. Once out of bed, we check our phones 221 times a day—an average of every 4.3 minutes—according to a UK study. ...
Nearly half of eighteen-to-twenty-nine-year-olds said they used their phones to “avoid others around you.”
- Jacob Weisberg, We Are Hopelessly Hooked, NY Review of Books, Feb. 25, 2016 Issue



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