Technology is a two edged sword. And a study done by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project attempts to prove that. According to the Washington-based think tank organization, in spite of the benefits of mobile technology, cellphone users are most likely facing four problems that are causing stress in our day to day lives. The center says that 88 percent of American adults have cellphones.
Out of those users, the research revealed that 72 percent of owners are experiencing dropped calls occasionally, with roughly 32 percent of them experiencing the problem at least a few times a week. The research also showed that 68 percent of cellphone users have received unwanted sales or marketing calls every now and then, with 25 percent of the users receiving them a few times in a week.
Furthermore, Pew claims that out of the 79 percent of cellphone owners using the text messaging service, 69 percent of them say that they are getting unwanted text messages or spam on a regular basis. And with 55 percent of cellphone owners using their phone to access the Internet, the center says that 77 percent of them are experiencing slow Internet speeds, which in my experience, can really cause a lot of stress.
“As mobile owners become fond of just-in-time access to others and as their expectations about getting real-time information rise, they depend on the cellphone’s technical reliability. Any problems that snag, stall, or stop users from connecting to the material and people they seek is at least a hassle to them and sometimes is even more disturbing than that in this networked world,” said Jan Lauren Boyles, a Pew Internet Project researcher.
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