Last time (link is here), we all discussed our frustrations with certain cellphone issues. One compelling issue is the dominance of cellphone communication over in-person communication.
Seems like my issues touched a chord – several people noted how friends they were meeting for coffee couldn’t stop looking at their phones.
There are a growing number of studies suggesting that cellphones are altering the way we communicate, and maybe even our very brains. There’s even a growing debate that the next step is cellphone addiction.
What do you think? Do you think there is such a thing a cellphone addiction? Let us know in the comments!
Virge Randall is Senior Planet’s Managing Editor. She is also a freelance culture reporter who seeks out hidden gems and unsung (or undersung) treasures for Straus Newspapers; her blog “Don’t Get Me Started” puts a quirky new spin on Old School New York City. Send your suggestions for Open Threads to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.