To day or not to day #58: The App Effect: All around us we see the cultural change that accompanies this app economy. To begin with the addiction to new media. This ranges from Wordfeud and social apps to business (mail) traffic. MIT professor Sherry Turkle, talks strikingly about "alone together" as she describes when people in each other company pick up their mobile actually are alone again. And when we are alone we pick up the same mobile to be together again with others. The studies on app-addiction are piling up. Some studies identify even craving behavior, a phenomenon that occurs among crack addicts and other drug users.
Source: Het Financieele Dagblad, Weekend Essay on Saturday by Menno van Doorn, co-author of the book The App Effect, 28 January 2012