Mediaworld: Nomophobia - the fear that dare not lose its phone

Hardly any of us knew what smartphones were five years ago. Now they seem to be the principal trigger for just about every major cultural and business trend.

31st March, 2012
Mediaworld: Nomophobia - the fear that dare not lose its phone
In our house, the Nintendo DS has lived in a drawer for the past year.

Hardly any of us knew what smartphones were five years ago. Now they seem to be the principal trigger for just about every major cultural and business trend.

There was a research report a few months back which found that 46 per cent of teenagers would prefer to own a smartphone than have access to a car (which must be a disconcerting development for car manufacturers).

An Australian report found that more than half of women...

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