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Gen Y-fi caught in web fixation

Marika Dobbin (via SMH) | Feb. 15, 2013
Young people depend on internet devices such as smartphones to 'drive every facet of their lives', a study on internet habits finds

"I probably feel more comfortable online, it's just easier to have conversations that you normally wouldn't have in a social setting".

Ms Ozdemir checks her smartphone at least every half an hour - more if she's bored - spending three to five hours a day on sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Skype and email.

During her last year of university, she asked a friend to change her Facebook password, so she could concentrate, not trusting herself to abstain.

"I rely heavily on my phone, even for maps and GPS, because it's easy and saves a lot of time. I think it's something that should just be embraced. I just don't see a world without my phone."

The survey was conducted by Cisco Systems, a US multinational that designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment.


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