• Melissa

Are you addicted to your phone?

Updated: Sep 23, 2020


Images such as the photo above may cause extraordinary laughter to viewers and possibly deep embarrassment to the person involved. It is a photo of four different moments captured on a mall security camera of a woman falling into a fountain because she is so distracted by her cell phone. What could have been that important or engaging that she did not see that she was about to be immersed in water? One might wonder if situations such as these are an anomaly or what is rapidly becoming the norm in nations where there is wide usage of smart phones and mobile application software (apps). Unfortunately, there were several results to choose from the search engine we used to find the image above.

Other scenarios aren’t so embarrassing, but put into question how people now socialize. An example of this would be someone at a dinner party, too pre-occupied by their phone, clicking away on a friends’ photo shared on social media of some sort of exotic vacation trip, only to find carefully curated photos exclusively featuring that friend. While the