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Maybe It’s Not Just Addiction

by M Giles Phillips4mMarch 12th, 2018
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Technologists often oversimplify. Consider the contemporary tendency to describe all types of heavy smartphone usage as <em>addiction</em>. Smartphones and apps certainly have some built-in addictiveness thanks to a number of surreptitious <a href="https://hackernoon.com/tagged/design" target="_blank">design</a> patterns. But addiction is not the whole story. And in some cases, I’d argue it’s the wrong story altogether.

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