By: Johanna Azis<br />Should mobile devices be considered the new itdrug?<br />Image by: Will Culpepper<br />
	A drug is something used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being often with an addictive quality<br />Image by...
	In the past decade society among the masses has become addicted to their own personal hand held companion. For example…<b...
	4 239 956 PEOPLE are having a cell phone conversation any given SECOND in the world.<br />Source: Ray DeRenzo: CMO, MobiT...
Image by: skuds<br />That is equivalent to approximately 250 million a MINUTE.<br />
		And about 150 billion conversations 	an HOUR. <br />Image by: Alex Guerrero<br />
	According to psychiatrist Lauren D. LaPorta, MD -<br />“Cell phone addictions presents characteristics and complications ...
	Do you feel uneasy, stressed, or restless when your cell phone isn’t in your back pocket or is unplugged?<br />Image by: ...
The majority of people would answer YES!<br />	And it’s no wonder that currently 5 Billion text messages are sent per day ...
	91% of Americans used a mobile phone in 2010<br />Source: Ray DeRenzo: CMO, MobiTV, Inc.<br />Image by: The GameWay<br />
	The majority of whom cannot resist the temptation of connecting with the outside world during school or business hours. <...
Image by: JD Hancock<br />47 % of Teens say their social lives would end without text messaging<br />Source: McVan new med...
	15% of Americans have interrupted sex to answer a cell phone call. <br />Source: Linda IndvikHow the World Is Using Cellp...
Image by:RicardoLiberato<br /> 		Cell phones became the third mostaddictivesubstance in modern life in 	the year 2006.<br ...
	And now with the introduction of newmobile devices such as ipads and other tablets the numbers of users and ways to use t...
For instance mobile apps have become <br />one of the largest markets with<br />	mobile social networking apps increased b...
	More data was consumed on mobile phones than actual phone conversations in the past year.<br />Source: Matt Warman, Consu...
	It is expected that by the year 2013 mobile web users will pass the 1 billion mark<br />Source: Ray DeRenzo: CMO, MobiTV,...
	And in 2014 the primary internet connection around the world will be via mobile phones.<br />Source: Ray DeRenzo: CMO, Mo...
	But like all addictions there are serious health consequences with constant use of mobile devices…<br />Image by: Gunnar ...
Image by: UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ]<br />	16% of young cell phone users have received threatening text m...
	Texting while driving increases the risks for accidents 23 times.<br />Source: Jennifer Guevin “Study: Texting while driv...
	“In just the past couple of years, the cell phone has challenged individuals, employers, manufacturers and therapists in ...
	The average young adult aged 22 to 35 has 2.70 mobile devices on them at all time.<br />Source: Q1 Mobile Workforce Repor...
	Do these small devices have the power to take over our lives…and one day the world?<br />Image by: NASA<br />
Image by: Pink Sherbet Photography<br />Aware of it or not, society <br />IS addicted <br />to their mobile devices.<br />
Are you?<br />Image by: Gonzalo Merat<br />
Credits<br />	All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sourced for...
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  1. 1. By: Johanna Azis<br />Should mobile devices be considered the new itdrug?<br />Image by: Will Culpepper<br />
  2. 2. A drug is something used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being often with an addictive quality<br />Image by: Francesco Pappalardo<br />
  3. 3. In the past decade society among the masses has become addicted to their own personal hand held companion. For example…<br />Image by: Hamed Saber<br />
  4. 4. 4 239 956 PEOPLE are having a cell phone conversation any given SECOND in the world.<br />Source: Ray DeRenzo: CMO, MobiTV, Inc.<br />Image by: Scott Maxwell<br />
  5. 5. Image by: skuds<br />That is equivalent to approximately 250 million a MINUTE.<br />
  6. 6. And about 150 billion conversations an HOUR. <br />Image by: Alex Guerrero<br />
  7. 7. According to psychiatrist Lauren D. LaPorta, MD -<br />“Cell phone addictions presents characteristics and complications similar to those of other addictive disorders.” <br />Image by: Nesster<br />
  8. 8. Do you feel uneasy, stressed, or restless when your cell phone isn’t in your back pocket or is unplugged?<br />Image by: Rennette Stowe<br />
  9. 9. The majority of people would answer YES!<br /> And it’s no wonder that currently 5 Billion text messages are sent per day considering that…<br />Image by: ComputerHotline<br />
  10. 10. 91% of Americans used a mobile phone in 2010<br />Source: Ray DeRenzo: CMO, MobiTV, Inc.<br />Image by: The GameWay<br />
  11. 11. The majority of whom cannot resist the temptation of connecting with the outside world during school or business hours. <br />Image by: UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ]<br />
  12. 12. Image by: JD Hancock<br />47 % of Teens say their social lives would end without text messaging<br />Source: McVan new media “Teens’ Cell Phone Habits”<br />
  13. 13. 15% of Americans have interrupted sex to answer a cell phone call. <br />Source: Linda IndvikHow the World Is Using Cellphones [INFOGRAPHIC]<br />Image by: GVIciano<br />
  14. 14. Image by:RicardoLiberato<br /> Cell phones became the third mostaddictivesubstance in modern life in the year 2006.<br />Source: John Markmam, “Cell Phones are the new Cigarettes”<br />
  15. 15. And now with the introduction of newmobile devices such as ipads and other tablets the numbers of users and ways to use the device are only increasing…<br />Image by: Dan Taylor<br />
  16. 16. For instance mobile apps have become <br />one of the largest markets with<br /> mobile social networking apps increased by 240% between 2009 and 2010<br />Source: Ray DeRenzo: CMO, MobiTV, Inc.<br />Image by: Robert Scoble<br />
  17. 17. More data was consumed on mobile phones than actual phone conversations in the past year.<br />Source: Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor,, “Data bigger than voice on mobile networks”<br />Image by: Rubryan<br />
  18. 18. It is expected that by the year 2013 mobile web users will pass the 1 billion mark<br />Source: Ray DeRenzo: CMO, MobiTV, Inc.<br />Image by: jonycunha<br />
  19. 19. And in 2014 the primary internet connection around the world will be via mobile phones.<br />Source: Ray DeRenzo: CMO, MobiTV, Inc.<br />Image by: josef.stuefer<br />
  20. 20. But like all addictions there are serious health consequences with constant use of mobile devices…<br />Image by: Gunnar Bangsmoen<br />
  21. 21. Image by: UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ]<br /> 16% of young cell phone users have received threatening text messages from their peers<br />Source: GBC Tecjh Video News, “Statistics and Cell Phones”<br />
  22. 22. Texting while driving increases the risks for accidents 23 times.<br />Source: Jennifer Guevin “Study: Texting while driving increases crash risk 23-fold”<br />Image by: alancleaver_2000<br />
  23. 23. “In just the past couple of years, the cell phone has challenged individuals, employers, manufacturers and therapists in ways its inventors in the late 1940s never imagined.” – Jon Markman<br />Image by: Temari 09<br />
  24. 24. The average young adult aged 22 to 35 has 2.70 mobile devices on them at all time.<br />Source: Q1 Mobile Workforce Report<br />Image by: khrawlings<br />
  25. 25. Do these small devices have the power to take over our lives…and one day the world?<br />Image by: NASA<br />
  26. 26. Image by: Pink Sherbet Photography<br />Aware of it or not, society <br />IS addicted <br />to their mobile devices.<br />
  27. 27. Are you?<br />Image by: Gonzalo Merat<br />
  28. 28. Credits<br /> All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sourced form flickr.<br />

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