We’veallbeenthere;You’re at an outing or a dinnertablewithfriendsbutitching to checkyouremail or Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or Google+ or Yammer or whateverdigitalhit of serotoninyouprefer.Haveyouever“gone to thebathroom” in order to checkemail or come up with a sociallyappropriateexcuse to pulloutyoursmartphonejust so youcancheckyourreplies on Twitter?
Rememberwhenthecriticalmass of smokersused to leavethetable or meeting in groups to go indulgetheirhabit? I straight up open my laptop at barsandparties,andthenfeelmoreguiltyaboutthatthandrinking.
A newBritishstudyreleasedtodaybacks up what we otherwiseknowintuitively,thatInternetusage is increasinglybecoming an addiction. Out of 1000 peoplesurveyedafterbeingcutofffromtheInternetfor 24 hours,53%reportedfeeling“upset”aboutbeingdeprived of onlineaccessand40%saidthattheyfeltlonelyafternotbeingable to connect to theInternet.Participantsdescribedthedigitaldetoxakin to quittingdrinking or smokingandoneevensaid it waslikehavinghishandchoppedoff(!).
ThisBritishsurveycomesafter a University of Marylandstudy in Aprilthatcame to prettymuchthesameconclusion—Withonestudentsayingthatshewas“itchinglike a crackhead”afterabstainingfromanyform of mediafor 24 hours.Geez.
Addthisinsight to theyetunprovenconcernsthatsmartphoneusageleads to Cancerandthesmokinganalogybecomesmoreandmoreapt. ButforthemomentGooglingthename of a movieyoucan’tremember is handsdown a lothealthierthansmoking an actualcigarette, at leastphysically.Forthemoment.
Answer the following questions:
Is the information TRUE, FALSE or NOT GIVEN?
Match the words and the translation.
Read about Numerals and choose the right answer.
Read about the Numerals and fill in the gaps with them. Write the words not the numbers.