Smartphone users 'addicted'

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The UK media regulator Ofcom’s Ofcom’s eighth annual Communications Market report indicates not only the speed of uptake of such internet-enabled phones but that, driven by social sites such as Facebook and Twitter, their owners are becoming increasingly addicted to them. Other findings include snippets of marketing intelligence for telecare and telehealth service suppliers, that While 90% of adults aged 35-44 have internet at home, this falls to just a quarter of over 75s and that 51% of over 75s own a mobile phone, compared with 99% of 25-34-year-olds. Facebook and Twitter fuel iPhone and BlackBerry addiction, says Ofcom from The Guardian. Ofcom report itself.