What type of smartphone user are you?

“Lately people just stare at their phones all day.”

Sounds like something your grandma would say, right? It’s not true, because we don’t spend 24 hours a day looking at our phones. However, according to research data from the analytics firm Flurry, we spend up to 5 hours per day on our smartphone. This is a lot of time. The question is what are we doing with our devices? Personally, I found two different types of usage: creation and consumption.

Every time I unlock my phone I ask myself one question:

“Are you creating or are you consuming?”

Creating

  • talking to people
  • sharing your thoughts and ideas on Social Media
  • searching for events tonight
  • reserving a table
  • ordering a book
  • searching for a specific piece of information

Creating happens in those moments where you take action and want to achieve something.

Consuming

  • browsing through social media
  • reading the newspaper
  • watching random YouTube videos
  • playing games

Consuming happens in those moments where you just need a little bit of entertainment.

So, the next time you unlock your phone, ask yourself:
“Will I create or will I consume?”

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