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The We Never Look Up Tumblr Depicts the Evolution of Behaviour

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 9, 2013 • References: weneverlookup.tumblr and visualnews
The We Never Look Up Tumblr documents a recent phenomenon ushered in five years ago with the introduction of the first ever iPhone by Apple: the perpetually connected individual. With the Internet constantly at our fingertips, it has become almost habitual to see hordes of individuals with their heads' down before, during and even after commuting. Whereas in the past people would be constrained to online access at the home or office, now it is everywhere, anytime.

Put together by a Finnish mobile researcher, the We Never Look Up Tumblr shows how mobile advancements has changed the way people behave. Visual News observes, "Waiting and being alone in one’s thoughts is a dying art, as is the randomness of talking to a complete stranger."