How mobiles affect our emotions
29 September 2009 — 2:00 PM
Mobile recycling may provide peace of mind for some, but a new study looks at how else handsets can make us feel.
Put together by experts at Right Mobile Phone, the survey looked at the responses of over 3,000 people in the UK and discovered "a direct correlation" linking how gadgets are used and daily emotional states.
It was advised that 71 per cent of those who wake up to their favourite song on their handset's alarm feel happier than when using a standard sound or nothing at all.
A further four in five admitted negative feelings when a text message is not responded to and 61 per cent said the acronym LOL was "part of their regular texting vocabulary".
"Not one of the 3,138 people surveyed had rolled over the floor laughing, nor laughed their asses off," the report concluded.
According to Neil McHugh, co-founder of the site, it is clear modern mobile phone technology "plays a huge part of how we interact".
Ex-Sugababes member Keisha Buchanan recently sent a message via Twitter that used the aforementioned acronym three times. "Im to honest lol If i comment... Ill get into all sorts lol But errr yeah....Dont ask... lol xxx," she wrote.
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