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This Is What It’s Like To Not Own A Smartphone


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27 minutes ago, humble3d said:

the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limited or no screen time at all before
age 2.

 they should even change it to 7 years.

 

everything you said, i totally agree with you.

i only have a smartphone for whats app and sometimes you need a camera and you can't have that big old dslr with you.

and i have a not smart phone.that's my favorite.

 

 

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Never had one. I've had several chances to get one for free. No thanks. I got over my internet obsession in the 1990's. It's just crazy to see people in public obsessed with the damn stupid things.

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I have just a Nokia 3210 :)

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Some paperwork requires a mobile-phone number, wondering how people without any do fill in the form. Or maybe they did not have to go through such formalities yet.

(Ok, the op article is about not having a smartphone, it's not about life without a mobile phone.)

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never had one, i have just a Nokia 6700

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I strongly agree to your opinion, especially about children, to not introduce them tech world until 2 years old, AT LEAST... I know that tech world is developing so fast and it is impossible to catch everything what is going on, but if your work do not ask for using touchscreen, that is good for you! Because at my work we must to have some apps on our phones to use sometimes.... so yeah, it is difficult to be without touchscreen.

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Have never had a phone...have never wanted one...will never have one....well, maybe in my coffin....just in case!!!:w00t::w00t::w00t:

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I have an old flip phone for talk/txt. I dont need the internet when I'm away from the house.

I hardly ever see kids outside playing anymore, if they are outside they are looking down at their phone, and/or walking into sign posts or telephone poles because they are brain dead walking phone zombies. When I was a kid we were outside from sunup to sundown unless we were in school. When we were outside it was down at the creek, out in the woods or playing games in the neighbors yard like tag or baseball ,maybe shadow tag at night when it was warm.

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2 hours ago, mp68terr said:

Plenty of adults too.

 

There's a term for them... Smartphone zombie :lol:

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Dushyantsinh Chavda

I have never used a smart phone.

In INDIA, if you have a lot of skills but not a skill of a smart phone - you are dumb. But you are a really dumb, you have not a little degree of education, you have not a discipline / etiquette of society - but only one skill - you have a skill of use to smart phone, then you are like a preacher (for dumber who not use smart phone). And now INDIA have  many scholars at any stall's windows,  shop's door and any office's tables! 

Whatsapp forced to use smart phone for instant send a graphical invitation (for event of sadness or joy) for all members at once.

I waiting for time when whatsapp used facebook id / google id for login. 

May be in one decade ??? OR May be one strong competitor of whatsapp?

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I own a Smartphone, but I'm Not addicted to it.

No Social Media addiction, too. B)

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I own a smart phone.  I use it as a tool.  Most times it is in my pocket or on my desk.  I  don't take it everywhere with me.  Oh how easy it is to blame a smart phone or any thing else for our behaviors.  No need to accept responsibility if we do that!  Kids in my neighborhood all have smart phones, but you know what?  They are all out playing like normal kids did when I was growing up in the 1960s.  So don't blame the smart phone, blame the people who use them.  They are the ones at fault.  A smart phone actually doesn't care if you use it or not.

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I was at  a medical facility last week and when i was there you could see the Nurses and things walking up  and down the hall way with there nose in there smart phone like zombies all night . Back in the  80s and 90s  you had to wait tell break time and was lucky if you had time to make quick call on a pay phone .  Teachers didn't have to take smart phones away  from kids  and they wouldn't offing themselves because someone saying something bad about them on Facebook .

 

People today have lost touch with reality from whats real and whats not real and before the www  they was nothing but reality. People took drugs and done hings to escape it  before but that was a small %  of the population . But things like Facebook effects billions of people the internet  or smartphones are not the problem it's the internet culture that's the problem  . Everybody  is all up in everybody's business 24/7 and it's just not natural.

 

By the way i never own a smart phone or do belong to Facebook  but i been  online since 2001 . Most anything you need to fill out in my country can be done over a PC without a smartphone .  Windows is still king with businesses but who knows in 10 years   . People today cant even find there way around without GPS  for 1000s of years we just used maps  people are silly . It started out we just used a printer and you printed   out a map  off the internet on the fastest way to get there but  my nephew  dont know how use a map i dont guess hes always depended  on GPS  every since he drive,

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22 minutes ago, steven36 said:

Everybody  is all up in everybody's business 24/7 and it's just not natural.

Everyone has ALWAYS been up in everyone's business.  It is just easier to do now with smartphones and such.  The internet is not the problem it is the people who use the internet.  BTW, I have been on the internet since 1994.  LOL  I am sure many here will pre-date me though with Bulletin Boards and such, but I was never into that too much.  My bro was though. 

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31 minutes ago, dhjohns said:

Everyone has ALWAYS been up in everyone's business.  It is just easier to do now with smartphones and such.  The internet is not the problem it is the people who use the internet.  BTW, I have been on the internet since 1994.  LOL  I am sure many here will pre-date me though with Bulletin Boards and such, but I was never into that too much.  My bro was though. 

The internet has made people more stupid not smarter in the 1990s  i was to busy having a real life to worry about the internet .

 

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Ex-employees of Google, Apple and Facebook, including former top executives, began raising the alarm about smartphones and social media apps, warning especially of their effects on children.

Your smartphone is making you  stupid, antisocial  and unhealthy . So why can't you put it down

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/your-smartphone-is-making-you-stupid/article37511900/

 

If the people who worked for big tech see it as a problem it is a problem they know better than me and you do .  While it's not a problem for me because I never owned Apple or Google device or use Facebook  it's a world wide epidemic for the masses . if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck .

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Sometimes i wish i could draw pictures ...

I would paint a picture of a horrible and huge multiple automobile

crash with a lone person standing in the middle of it all screaming:

HEY ! I'M TEXTING OVER HERE !!!  😂

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