Do You Get Battery Anxiety?



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Today we’re gonna talk about portable battery chargers. They’re these little things you carry around and when your phone or your ipad or whatever gets low on juice you plug ‘em in and get to keep using your DEVICE. It’s a battery… to charge your battery! They’re popular for travelers, ever present on the conference circuit, and I hear you see ‘em in schools more as teachers get more tolerant of MOBILE PHONE USE. You got a buncha classes or panels or whatever throughout the day, gotta take photos or notes or post to twitter, use maps, you’re gonna run through your battery really quick. And that’s, I mean, you can’t have that right? Dead phone? YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD. Which brings us to something called, “Battery Anxiety” also referred to as “NOMOPHOBIA” (fear of being without one’s mobile device). We’ve all felt it, that sinking feeling while browsing Instagram or Facebook when you see that little red bar appear saying you’ve got less than 20% battery remaining. But why do we feel this way? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-21726-5_2#page-1

Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies

https://www.statista.com/statistics/201183/forecast-of-smartphone-penetration-in-the-us/

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/30/health/americans-screen-time-nielsen/

http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/media-revolutions-time-spent-online-continues-rise

Smartphone apps now account for half the time Americans spend online

Pokemon GO Causes Surge in Battery Pack Sales

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3607598/Do-low-battery-anxiety-90-panic-losing-power-phones.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomophobia

https://web.archive.org/web/20080706204512/http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23468919-details/Nomophobia+is+the+fear+of+being+out+of+mobile+phone+contact+-+and+it%27s+the+plague+of+our+247+age/article.do

https://books.google.com/books?id=iRkCDYXRRX0C&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=perception+of+cars+as+part+of+our+bodies&source=bl&ots=uhHnswpvTG&sig=RQM-PCapafxaGfwiVVx1cZxL43M&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiI6qTtvcrRAhWBViYKHbcrAqcQ6AEIHDAA#v=snippet&q=walking%20sticks&f=false

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