TexasT's (texasts) wrote,

Word of the Day

~ Nomophobia

Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. The term was coined during a study by YouGov, a UK-based research organization.The study found that nearly 53 percent of mobile phone users in Britain tend to anxious when they “lose their mobile phone, run out of battery or credit, or have no network coverage”.The study found that about 58 percent of men and 48 percent of women suffer from the phobia, and an additional nine percent feel stressed when their mobile phones were off. The study sampled 2,163 people. 55 percent of those surveyed cited keeping in touch with friends or family as the main reason that they got anxious when they could not use their mobile phones.The study compared stress levels induced by the average case of nomophobia to be on-par with those of “wedding day jitters” and trips to the dentists. Ten percent of those questioned said they needed to be contactable at all times because of work.

More than one in two Nomophobes never switch off their cell phones.The study and subsequent coverage of the phobia have resulted in columns by those who minimize their mobile phone use or choose not to own one at all.

From nomophobics anonymous via Internet Duct Tape

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Haven't done one of these in a while and I think it is time to get back into them.
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