15 years ago, you wondered if you really needed a mobile phone. Five years ago even your grandmother had one. Nowadays, if you leave the house without it, it feels like you are missing a limb.
The red flashing light (normally used incases of emergency rather than communication) indicate the presence of new messages and creates a sense of urgency amongst users to respond.
The “always on” nature of the medium allows for work calls and messages out of office hours and adds towards normalising the notion that people should be available and accountable to others, visibly transparent, at any time and place.
Interest Fact to check the source of:
In 2009, Samsung mobile found that nearly one third of men and women in Denver (USA) would rather forgo sex for an entire year rather than give up using their cell phones for the same amount of time. The average Denver mobile phone user spends nearly twenty percent of their waking time on their phones.
Time for a quick Google to check the above fact ^^^^^
GOOGLED: – 2009 samsung denver mobiles sex
And this is all I could find so it is not really enough evidence to validate using the above statement in my MA
It is a very interesting question though; one that really shows the depth of our subservient relationships with our devices. Part of me wonders if I could get away with asking this question to the students. is it too risky? The safest way I can think to word it would be:
Studies have suggested that one third of men and women would forgo sex for an entire year rather than give up using their cell phones for the same amount of time. Do you agree?
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Mensvoort, K., 2011. Next Nature. In Next Nature – Nature changes along with us. Actar.