It involved five continents and 1,000 students. The results were quite "raw." All participants were asked to abstain from "media" for 24 hours.
Reaction comments were disturbing:
"I was itching like a crackhead because I could not use my phone."
"It was as if my real life and my virtual life were coexisting in different planes but in equal time."
"Sometimes I felt 'dead' ".
"Sad, lonely, depressed."
"A difficult day, a horrible day."
The study was a partnership between The International Center For Media & The Public Affairs and The Salzburg Academy On Media & Global change.
I can't encourage you enough to read on....
Head over to The World UNPLUGGED. Don't forget to take a look at the "addiction grid" by country.