Smartphones have certainly changed the way we communicate, shop, bank and pay for products and services however check out this neat info-graphic prepared by WhoCalledMyPhone.net – there are a few other areas in which they impact us as well which you might find interesting.
In summary, while there are some clear benefits to using a smartphone for many tasks, there are also down sides. For instance, 24% of smartphone users check their phone while driving, potentially making roads more dangerous. Moreover, with everyone accessing email on their phone, managing work-life balance is getting harder for some people.
Relationships are also impacted with smartphones, most notably the use of Facebook while on the go. In fact, 61% of users say that their phone keeps them connected with friends, and 60% with a spouse or significant other.
Smartphones also made an impact on kids, interfering with eyesight, body and brain development.
How else have they affected your life? Let us know.