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(EurekAlert)   New study finds that female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and males spend nearly eight, in study whose findings are being called "astounding"   (eurekalert.org ) divider line
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2014-08-29 10:58:22 AM  
Idiots.

-sent from my iPhone
 
2014-08-29 11:02:42 AM  
the Bible, iPod, coupons

This may be the first time in the history of the human race that those words have appeared in that order.
 
2014-08-29 11:13:43 AM  

syrynxx: the Bible, iPod, coupons

This may be the first time in the history of the human race that those words have appeared in that order.


And much like in the classic Arthur C. Clarke story,  The Nine Billion Names of God, the stars will start going out.
 
2014-08-29 11:21:54 AM  
Yep, that sounds about right.
 
2014-08-29 11:34:58 AM  
My astonishment is off the charts. 9,000 astonishmeters, at least.
 
2014-08-29 11:36:38 AM  
Huh. And here I was spending all my time getting drunk and trying to get laid. Shows what I know.
 
2014-08-29 11:40:13 AM  
It's astounding?
 
2014-08-29 11:42:14 AM  
If they are on their phone they don't have to interact with people and people wont know what a weird and awkward person they are......
 
2014-08-29 11:43:27 AM  

Tricky Chicken: It's astounding?


Time is fleeting
Madness takes it's toll.
 
2014-08-29 11:49:12 AM  
Seriously? We need wi-fi jammers to be legalized
 
2014-08-29 11:50:24 AM  
It sounds like a lot of these activities are background noise like listening to music or checking twitter. And most of the other uses: clock, maps, shopping, etc. are actually just the most convenient way to get stuff done for a lot of people. Watching TV shows or movies is pretty normal. So is reading books. Women do seem to spend more time interacting with others in a meaningful way to build and maintain relationships, but we do that in person as well.

I guess I'm not understanding the problem here.
 
2014-08-29 12:06:48 PM  
Last year I dated a 22 year old chick for a while, and before that I did not know it was possible to get an iPhone surgically bonded to the palm of your left hand or that Pinterest was the most important website on the planet.

o_o
 
2014-08-29 12:18:29 PM  
Don't these people know that they have important television programs they could be watching?
 
2014-08-29 12:30:08 PM  
I took my kids to an amusement park this week (I am over 40 and not in touch with what his "hip" and "cool").   I hate amusement parks because you get to see the ugly side of America:  all cellulite and tattoos and bad tshirts.

Anyways, I noticed that almost all the women there under 30 were glued to their phones.  Even on the rides.  They would take pictures of EVERYTHING:  the cotton candy, the locker they put their purse in, their little brats, etc...  The ride operators were frequently yelling at them to put the phone away before the roller coaster would start.
 
2014-08-29 12:34:23 PM  

Heh. Good.

Thanks to this addiction, I've been forced to move from desktop platforms to mobile platforms. New certifications, new training, and an out-of-pocket cost far higher than it should be, just to ensure that my career can respond to the demand for useless content consumption on tiny screens. So, good - my investment wasn't wasted.

Sure, I'd rather be writing useful, powerful business applications meant for larger screens, but as most of the VC-rich, vision-poor startups are pitching the latest Angry Birds, or Snapchat, or Instagram, or whatever other narcissistic time-waster that may catch the fancy of the ADD crowd for their tiny amusement boxes, if I want to keep making the big bucks until I retire, I have to cater to those idiots.

It's reassuring to know that those idiots will be riding their raprods for years to come, unable to pull themselves away from the Walkman of the Aughts for fear of missing the latest pop item, stupid trend, or inane autogenerated content pitched over the fence at those easily-led, drooling tools.
 
2014-08-29 12:57:42 PM  
My phone currently has just one of those walmart sim cards in it because I'm not back in the US long enough to have a contract for anything. Since I am in money-saving mode, I decided to not pay for data and only got the basic talk and text. I have to say, I enjoy coming home and finding messages waiting for me. I had forgotten entirely what that felt like.
 
2014-08-29 01:03:00 PM  
It's the talking that's the difference. The female college students I know are constantly gabbing away. One of them has it set up so she can gab away and text other people at the same time.

I don't see male college students talking on their phones. The microphones could be removed and I don't think they'd notice.

The point about being "agitated" when not having the phone is weird. Wouldn't you want to know where your expensive phone with open access to your email and social sites is? The safest place is in your pocket or purse.
 
2014-08-29 01:06:27 PM  
I spend most of my time on the internet, reading, watching TV and movies, shopping, recipe hunting, chatting with friends, playing video games, responding to emails, coding, writing, listening to music, taking photographs, managing my bank account, and taking free college courses.

Occasionally I also put down my phone and do other things.
 
2014-08-29 01:13:28 PM  
We should stop calling them phones at some point.
 
2014-08-29 01:18:10 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: They would take pictures of EVERYTHING: the cotton candy, the locker they put their purse in, their little brats, etc...



Hey now, there is nothing wrong with that.  It is an easy way to document a location that will be needed in the future.  Never have done lockers but plenty of landmarks when parking in an unknown area or longterm parking.
 
2014-08-29 01:27:13 PM  
I still have a dumbphone. I have internet at home and work, and I like the plausible deniability that I didn't get an e-mail when out and about. Some weekends I leave the phone on the shelf and go out. I just don't get how people go out and about and then stay glued to their phones.
 
2014-08-29 01:47:01 PM  

homarjr: We should stop calling them phones at some point.


They are literally Hitchhiker's Guides to the Galaxy now
 
2014-08-29 02:53:20 PM  

Fano: homarjr: We should stop calling them phones at some point.

They are literally Hitchhiker's Guides to the Galaxy now


More like the towel.
 
2014-08-29 03:12:06 PM  

AlHarris31: I still have a dumbphone. I have internet at home and work, and I like the plausible deniability that I didn't get an e-mail when out and about. Some weekends I leave the phone on the shelf and go out. I just don't get how people go out and about and then stay glued to their phones.


I leave my phone on my desk whenever I'm off the clock. Works great. "Oh crap, forgot my phone again. Oh well, I'll grab it Monday..." Of course, Monday never comes.
 
2014-08-29 07:57:16 PM  
Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight


What happened to the correct words, "Female" and "male" ?
 
2014-08-29 08:15:19 PM  

Saiga410: The Googles Do Nothing: They would take pictures of EVERYTHING: the cotton candy, the locker they put their purse in, their little brats, etc...


Hey now, there is nothing wrong with that.  It is an easy way to document a location that will be needed in the future.  Never have done lockers but plenty of landmarks when parking in an unknown area or longterm parking.


That's fine and all but do they really need to post the picture they took of the locker where they put their purse in on facebook?
 
2014-08-29 09:49:06 PM  

Christian Bale: Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight


What happened to the correct words, "Female" and "male" ?



They disappeared when "sex" was replaced by "gender."
 
2014-08-30 07:39:36 AM  

Christian Bale: Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight


What happened to the correct words, "Female" and "male" ?


Author rogeted themselves?
 
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