Ever run out the house to realize that you have forgot your phone at home when its too late to turn back? Go through the day in sort of a depressed state like your detached from the world? Heart ever skipped a beat when it seems like you have misplaced or lost your phone? Your not alone , Samantha Murphy from Mashable believes You may have Nomphobia like half of the population.
Most of us have become so reliant on our mobile phones that it is sometimes hard to remember what we did before them. How many numbers have you memorized lately? My point exactly. If you’ve ever really lost your phone you know the feeling. Like you’ve gotten so far in your favorite game and have to start all over. Sucks right? As human beings we take risks, when you think about all the numbers, photos, videos exc. that we store on them it is a little ridiculous how much faith we have in such a small device. Its even sadder that less users know how to backup their phones.
A term that was coined in 2008 has been trending within the last week, have people just come up to par? Well a recent study published by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology found that people check their phones about 34 times a day on average. I personally like to believe that this is higher because I have been known to check my phone that many times in a single hour. More woman have this phobia then men but men are more likely to be carrying around more than one mobile device. The younger you are the more likely you are to have this and the saying “the older you get , the less you care” holds true with those older people who just don’t seem to care.
Is this a big problem? No. Whether we like to admit it or not it has just become part of our nature. Whether your checking your mail or updating your status what better place to do it than … anywhere.
I couldn’t live without my phone, could you?