You must have seen people clinging to their mobile phones every now and
then. People are becoming addicted to mobile phones. The habit of checking cell phones is quite contagious. The experts have
now discovered that cell phones have replaced the age old glancing habit of
People check their phones secretively for latest updates on Facebook or for new messages. It was also seen that women are more addicted to the habit of glancing
at mobile phones and the cell phones were "integrated into the daily lives
. Between January to April 2011, the researchers observed students in
coffee cafe and dining halls. The students glanced at their cellphones at an
interval of 10 seconds during their sitting time of 20 minutes.
Prof. Daniel Kruger, the study's co-author, mentioned, "What we
found most interesting was just how often people were using their mobile
phones. Every person we observed used his/her phone
at least once while one woman was on hers about half of the time. Individuals may see others checking their incoming messages and
be prompted to check their own."
The experts said that the students used their mobile phones more often
if their companions have done the same. The study showed that the students used their mobile phones on 'an
average of 24 percent of the intervals'.
Females are more involved in this contagious habit of checking mobile
as compared to their
male counterparts. Being in touch with your friends and relatives
is the new trend in tech land and among the tech savvy people.