The vast majority of us use social media on a daily basis and, in many cases, an hourly one but few stop to think about the effects that this social media usage is having on our phones and our lives in general. There are some astounding statistics about how this obsession with social media is impacting our lives and it may well be time to stop and think about how we use our phones and the reliance that millions of people now have upon social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many others.
Staying connected to web is just part and parcel of our day to day lives nowadays and seldom will a moment go by without the urge to check one’s smartphone for a tweet or a Facebook notification. This has become second nature for most people now but it may well be having negative ramifications on both our phones and, indeed, our lives as a whole.
It’s never been easier to keep in touch with our friends, families and associates via social media which, needless to say, has its benefits and positive aspects but there are all sorts of other implications of our dependence upon social media that are not so beneficial. Smartphones and social media have certainly revolutionised the way in which we interact with one another but, such is the speed at which it has been forced upon, few people have stopped to take the time to look at what the effects of social media may be.
Let’s take a look at some of the most striking statistics to arise from social media usage on phones below with an informative infographic from Cordless Phone UK LiGo.