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#1 Douglas

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:32 AM

For the last several months I have noticed that young people here in my part of the UK have taken to keeping their smart phones in their pockets/handbags.  A year ago ALL young people were doing the zombie walk starring blankly into their smart phones as they trudged along obvious to all that surrounded them.  Recently something seems to have changed in the cell phone culture here.  I don't know if the same is happening stateside, but if it is, it could have serious negative implications for content providers and advertisers.  Maybe, just maybe the bloom is finally coming off this addictive rose.

 

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Edited by Douglas, 13 August 2017 - 10:34 AM.


#2 Chilidawgz

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:37 AM

Haven't seen that here. It's not just the kids doing this, all ages of adults are zombified. Usage in cars while driving is worse than ever.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:58 AM

Pokemon Go! came out in July 2016.  That fad lasted until the weather got cold.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:59 AM

max on 5G

 

cali passed a law no local jurisdictions can oppose 5G conversions

 


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#5 Douglas

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:01 PM

Data, maybe it's just a summer effect.  Nice, warm weather in the normally cold, damp UK does make locals act differently.  I still do see young people periodically checking their phone, but then it gets quickly tucked away again, not like last year.  As the weather gets colder, I'll watch for any renewal of zombie behaviour. 

 

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#6 dowdeva

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 04:53 PM

Anyone know the fact that the CIA owns part of Pokémon Go? Mapping your world on the Go, every where you Go:

 

https://journal-neo....f-surveillance/



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:16 PM

Data, maybe it's just a summer effect.  Nice, warm weather in the normally cold, damp UK does make locals act differently.  I still do see young people periodically checking their phone, but then it gets quickly tucked away again, not like last year.  As the weather gets colder, I'll watch for any renewal of zombie behaviour. 

 

Regards,

Douglas

 

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