Mashable's Interactive Infographic Examines America's Addiction to Mobile Phones

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 22, 2015
References: mashable & designtaxi
This interactive infographic from Mashable explores phone addiction. 'How We Use Our Phones' is divided into three main sections: the weird places we use our phones, overall mobile use and mobile use breakdown.

61% of participants in a November 2014 study use their phone in the bathroom, where 30% of these people will answer a phone call. Multitasking is also an issue as 37% use their phones while at a party, 36% use them at a restaurant and 35% use them when playing with their kids. The average American, according to the interactive infographic, spends 2 hours and 57 minutes a day on their phone, 20.7 hours a week and 20.7 days a year.

Even though people use their phones for a variety of things -- from texting to checking in places -- it's clear that this addiction will have a negative long-term effect.