Articulate speech is the human capacity that allows us to communicate and express ourselves. Human being is the only animal that possesses the extraordinary capacity of speech thanks to it. Mobile phones increase significantly this ability. That’s why we can say that mobile phones make human beings more human, because by using them we multiply and make ubiquitous our communication ability.
Mobile use has become widespread. Nowadays almost all of us have at least one of these devices. Even 10 year old kids use them with an enviable ease.
Mobile phone has become an indispensable tool. We don’t need a PC or a laptop in order to get internet connection anymore. We connect to the World Wide Web using our mobile phones. Apart from this, we also use it for taking photos, recording videos, receive and send e-mails and download and install the applications we need.
We use smartphones for internet surfing, accessing social networks, perform searches, buy movie tickets, clothes and other accessories. According to a study about consumptions habits via mobile phones 70.9% of smartphone users admit having purchased items using their mobile phones at least once and spending an average of 400€ a year.
According to a Pew Research Center study, text messages (SMS, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, etc.) continue being a phenomenon. 75% of the global mobile users communicate using messenger applications and SMS. This study also reveals that 72% of the Japanese population uses it for taking photos or recording videos, followed by Mexico (61%), Spain (59%) and Egypt (58%).
If we talk about what country use their mobile phones for internet connection, the leaders are Israel (47%), Japan (46%) and the USA (43%). Social networks seem to be the most accessed websites or mobile apps.
According to studies, abusing the use of mobile phones can generate stress, anxiety or addiction. It specially refers to teenagers. It has been observed that teenagers who use their mobile phone too frequently are more prone to anxiety, sleep disorders, stress and fatigue, apart from cognitive and attention issues.
The studies show that mobile phones are used for personal matters and preferably outdoors. They are also used for enormous amounts of text messages of all kinds. Texting while walking or driving might be the biggest problem concerning the use of these devices. Be safe and text your friend only when there’s no risk in doing it. They can wait.