Americans would find it harder to part with their mobile phones than the Internet, television or landline telephones, according to a survey released Wednesday. The report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project also found that Americans are using their cellphones and other wireless devices for more activities including text messaging, taking pictures or sending email.
Some 51 percent of those surveyed said they would find it hard to give up their cellphones, compared with 45 percent for the Internet, 43 percent for television and 40 percent for landline phones.
I admit I feel naked without my cellphone. I've actually headed back home halfway to work to get it on those few occasions when I've forgotten it. But that's because I like always being able to call out in case I have a need to, not because I want to be connected to everybody in the world 24/7. I'll keep all those other things that bring me information