People have become so dependent on internet that many of them feel lonely if they are made to spend a day without internet or smartphones.
The poll was conducted by consumer research firm Intersperience who interviewed more than 1,000 people between 18 to 65 years of age and found that over 40 percent of the participants admitted that they felt lonely while more than 53 percent said that they became upset when they did not have access to their smartphones or internet for a day.
AdvertisementIntersperience also conducted a 24-hour trial where in the participants had no access to internet and smartphones and some of those who took part in the trial said that a day without internet seemed as if "having my hand chopped off".
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the chief executive of Intersperience, Paul Hudson said, "Online and digital technology is increasingly pervasive, influencing our friendships, the way we communicate, the fabric of our family life, our work lives, our buying habits and our dealings with organizations."
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