I wish they were. We’d all be much healthier if we became addicted to blackberries, or blueberries, strawberries, etc.
No, I’m referring to those little computers masquerading as telephones. I’m referring to the iPhone and the Blackberry along with latter day versions. According to a new study from Stanford University, the iPhone – and I presume it’s cousins – are, in fact, addictive for some people.
According to the study, 75 percent of smart phone users admit they take their phone to bed with them. And 69% say they’re more likely to forget their wallet than to leave home without their I-Phone.
I have a friend I often sit with in church. He waits until the very last minute to cut off his Blackberry, then becomes very anxious toward the end of mass. When the last song it sung, he’s already turning it back on to check his messages.
Sadly, those aren’t even the study’s most pathetic findings . . .three percent of people say they won’t let anyone else touch their iPhone.
Meanwhile, 8% of iPhone users admit they’ve wondered if their iPod is JEALOUS of their iPhone.
Overall, ONE in TEN iPhone users admit they’re completely addicted to the device and would be totally lost without it, while just 6% say they aren’t addicted at all. (Source: Yankee Pete’s Stupid News)