They keep trying to tell us ours is a dangerous love. A love that leaves us too distracted. A love that costs too much. A love that causes us to work too hard.
But we know better. Our love for our cellphones comes without guilt or shame. Well, not much anyway.
If you have felt that you are alone in this affection, and must hide this love, then have no fear. A new Pew study confirms that you are not alone in your fondness for a gadget that makes many feel more connected and more productive.
The findings are part of a study to be released Friday called, “The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity,” that was conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.
“Cell owners have become extremely attached and attuned to their phones, but many express ambivalence about that attachment,” Aaron Smith, lead author of the report, said in a statement accompanying it. “They love — and love to hate — the convenience and connectivity their phones afford."Read More