13% Of Mobile Users Fake Phone Use To Avoid Human Interaction, Report Says

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iPhone textingWe’re all obsessed with technology, and it’s gotten worse over the last several years, thanks to the introduction of the smartphone.

Apparently, people have become more dependent on their smartphones than you may think.

A recent report by Pew Internet — which interviewed 2,277 adults from April 26 to May 22 — revealed that about 13% of mobile users fake being on the phone to avoid getting into a conversation with a random person looking to strike up a conversation.

So, instead of human contact, they used their cellphones to avoid it.

835 of U.S. adults own mobile phones, while about one-third own smartphones. And for those of us addicted to our smartphones, 27% “experienced a situation in which they had trouble doing something because they did not have their phone at hand.”

That’s pretty bad, it seems.

Here’s some of the findings:

51% used phones at least once to access information they needed ASAP.
27% experienced a situation in the previous month in which they had trouble doing something because they did not have their phone at hand.
40% found themselves in an emergency situation in which having their phone with them helped.
42% of cell owners used their phone for entertainment when they were bored.
20% said their phones take too long to download something
16% say they had trouble reading something on their phone because the screen was too small

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