Smart phones, social media, and its effects on our lives

Local poll compares to national figures in terms of screen time


Is technology bringing us closer together, tearing us apart, or just sucking up our time in general? 

A recent poll shared to The Star’s Facebook page just scratched the surface of the complex issue of smartphones, tablets, and their roles in our lives, gathering responses from 23 people on the topic.

Respondents were evenly spread out between ages 25 and 65-plus, with no one 24 or younger responding. 

Four people claimed to look at their phone immediately after waking up, while the majority, 14, said they first looked at their phone from half an hour to an hour after waking. Five peopl...

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