iphoneaddictionI was perusing my news feed on my LinkedIn Home page the other day and this post from the LinkedIn editors smacked me square in the face: it’s an article lamenting smartphone addiction.

Yes, I may be an abuser too, and in this blog I have recently damned and then cautiously advised you in the best ways to use the LinkedIn smartphone app.

But this article on LinkedIn and addiction struck me in a very curious way. LinkedIn continues to pour resources into its smartphone app and that only makes us crave using it for more of a fix.

My point: our incessant addiction to gobble smartphone data and multimedia is not being reduced–LinkedIn is merely feeding our addiction.

A New York Times author speaks in a recent article how he went nearly cold turkey off his smartphone, so I think the topmost article I mentioned here on LinkedIn is a turkey indeed.

If you are reading this blog piece on your smartphone, please do not feel embarrassed, as if you have been caught cheating. It’s OK, I am a smartphone addict too. 

Your thoughts on this topic?