How to minimize smartphone distractions

Smartphones: A Nudger’s Best or Worst Friend? 

It goes without saying that mobile technology and smartphones have transformed our lives. Tasks that, not so many years ago, mainly happened in person or on paper now take place in the palm of our hands. Day and night we can shop, learn, navigate, and communicate—all thanks to these tiny devices.Within the public policy domain, mobile technology has also provided a powerful channel to help people achieve outcomes that better align with their own personal goals as well as with societal interests. Researchers and policymakers have used text messaging campaigns for everything from helping people to stop smoking and encouraging people to get flu vaccines to reminding people to contribute to their savings accounts. ….[READ]

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