Do we realise how much time we spend with our mobile phone? A tool which was not available or not affordable even ten years ago is our constant companion. I feel uneasy if the phone is not switched on and connected even for a few minutes. Like many of you , it’s there by my bedside and the first thing I check when I get up in the morning; for jokes, comments or some mail which may have come while I was asleep.
It’s not only a phone. We surf the net, stay connected to social networks or entertain ourselves with music, books or games. We spend more time with it than with our friends, colleagues and family.
The Time Magazine along with Qualcom carried out the Time Mobility Poll, a survey of close to 5,000 people of all age groups and income levels in eight countries: the U.S., the U.K., China, India, South Korea, South Africa, Indonesia and Brazil. 94% of the respondents in India found the idea of being constantly connected helpful as against 76% in USA.
While coming back from today’s photo-walk I travelled an hour by the local train and spent it quite fruitfully taking pictures of people with their mobile.