Looking around the ball park, it is easy to observe just how many people are on their smartphones. We see it at work everyday, but when you see 37,000 people in one place, it provides an interesting perspective. Did you know, on average, people check their smartphones or feature phones 150 times per day. My favorite yesterday at Fenway, was people taking pictures of themselves when their faces appeared on the jumbotron in center field. Sweet Caroline indeed! So good, so good, so good….
In 2010, Nokia found 150 to be the number of times the average individual views their phone on a daily basis, which includes both smartphones and feature phones. U.S. T-Mobile, meanwhile, confirmed the same figure for the American market in its own study conducted during 2012. In the United Kingdom, meanwhile, the figure is claimed to have reached 200.
Well, one thing you should not do is walk and text. Fort Lee, N.J. police said they will begin issuing $85 jaywalking tickets to pedestrians who are caught texting while walking. “It’s a big distraction. Pedestrians aren’t watching where they are going and they are not aware,” said Thomas Ripoli, chief of the Fort Lee Police Department.
Tough to stay focused, isn’t it. Well, when we are at work there are a number of things that get in our way during the course of the day. Check out this cool infographic.
So, stay focused and stop wasting time. So many good things for you to focus on 🙂
And now a little Allman Brothers to start your Monday – Classic indeed!
Enjoy the day.