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How do you know if you're a 'mobile addict?'

How do you know if you're a 'mobile addict?'

The majority of us don't leave the house without our phones. We play games while we wait, we send emails and texts, cruise social media sites, video chats, and oh yeah, make calls too.

Needless to say, most of us are on our phones for a good portion of the day, but could you be considered an addict?

Well, if you launch apps more than 60 times a day (more than 6 times what the normal user does), the answer is yes.

And guess what ... the number of mobile addicts is rising. According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, the number of mobile addicts grew 123 percent in just one year from 79 million to 176 million addicts in March 2014.

So it's not just teens addicted to their phones anymore. It's college kids and middle-aged parents too. However, Flurry noted that the increase in addicted middle-aged parents could be a sign of the times:

"The picture we formed is a family of four, with two phones, one tablet, and all three devices shared by the family for education, entertainment and more utilitarian functions as well," Flurry said.

Digital addiction isn't a joke and it's not something to be brushed off as if it's not a big deal. Click here if you or a loved one needs help with addiction.

Source: NBC News
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