Blame yourself for the Digital Distractions in your life

Digital distraction is becoming a bigger problem of the day. I wrote about smartphones increasing time taken to finish a meal in restaurants, the sad part such distractions is the reduction in family time. But then I make a living out of the same digital world!

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Smartphones increasing time taken to finish a meal in restaurants

I came across an interesting research findings in a book on Small Data. It talks about how the time taken to finish a meal has increased in restaurants as customers are busy with their smartphones (Facebook, Whatsapp). I am not surprised with these statistics as we often see families and friends spending a lot of time on their smartphones instead of spending time with each other.

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Smartphones in use, moving from 2.5 billion to 5 billion

Highlights from this interesting presentation by Benedict Evans about what changes we could see with the increase of the number of smartphones around the world, Read more on Smartphones in use, moving from 2.5 billion to 5 billion…

What you should know about Facebook’s acquisition of Whatsapp?

Whatsapp

#Whatsapp has been trending on Twitter and Facebook all day. Just a one line reasoning for the trending is,

Facebook acquires Whatsapp for $16 billion – $12 billion in stock, $4 billion in cash plus $3 billion in restricted stock.

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57% of mobile users in India use social media apps on their phone

Today few states in India celebrate Pongal and Sankranti. Wish  you a happy Sankranti.

Rangoli for Sankranti by artist Anisha Raghu

Rangoli for Sankranti Festival

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