Keith Cowing

Keith Cowing

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9 reasons why cell phones are the new cigarettes

June 26, 2014

1. The level of brand loyalty is obscene

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brand-loyalty-phone

2. They represent standard social behavior in bars

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bars-phones

3. They’re prohibited in some public places

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public-places-phones

4. They’re the last thing you spend time with before bed

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bed-phone

5. Sometimes you have to bum a light

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bum-light-phone

6. They are a marketer’s dream

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marketer-phone

7. We stuff them in our clothes

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clothes-phone

8. They drive some people crazy

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drive-crazy-phone

9. You just can’t put them down

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put-down-phone

So how do we manage our addiction?

I love my phone, I use it constantly, and I have no desire to give it up. But maybe tonight we should all turn off our phones for 3 hours. We could spend un-interrupted time talking face-to-face with other humans. Don’t worry, our phones will be on our nightstands in the morning.

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