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Addicted to your phone?

Addicted to your phone?

Summary

Social media apps are some of the worst offenders when it comes to creating habitual behaviour

Social media apps are some of the worst offenders when it comes to creating habitual behaviour

Do you check your phone every ten minutes, even if it hasn't rung? Have you ever heard a "phantom vibration" before being met with a screen void of any messages? If you have answered yes to the above, then you might be just a little too attached to your smartphone.

Smartphone addiction manifests in all sorts of ways. Some use their iPhone as an emotional crutch in awkward social situations. Others have caught the thumb twiddling bug while trying to distract themselves from important tasks including work, or study. There is also a growing realisation that apps use a number of subtle tricks to keep us hooked: Apple investors have called on the company to make the iPhone less addictive, and Facebook's nagging notifications certainly don't help.

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