Saturday, December 29, 2012

Are you a Nomophobic?

How I love it when I learn a new word. Usually they have to do with gardening but this time, courtesy of Breakfast Television yesterday morning it's a word that can apply to many people.
Nomophobia is the fear of being without a mobile phone.  (no-mobile-phobia).  Now on BT they also included iPads but realistically, it's just phones for texting, calling, texting.  LOL
We do not have an iPhone and don't text on our for-emergencies-only cell.  Our daughters and grands know to call us on the phone or at the very least, email us.  I like to hear their voices and I don't have to worry about them wearing out their thumbs to have a conversation.  The camera on the new iPhones is amazing and this could account for usage to an extent.
As much as I like my iPad, I'm certainly not glued to it but there must be folks that are busy on it all the time too.
So, are you a nomophobic and have you even heard of this word?  
I wonder where technology will take us in 2013?


  1. I heard that great word too. I have an iphone and I love the camera on it. In fact I got a lens for it for a Christmas gift. I also have an ipad and love the convenience of using it while watching tv ... never know when you have to Google something. I'm a techno granny keeping up with my techno kids (and soon to be techno grandkids), who all use iphones and ipads. Is denying I'm not addicted a sign that I am???

  2. LOL!

    Seriously not one, but learned along with you - tht's a new one on me!

    We just returned from a beautiful morning wedding and luncheon (gorgeous) and of course I forgot my phone. I NEVER remember it.

    When I returned and checked it my sister (huge thrifter, she) asked if I wanted her to buy these wonderful white antique napkins. I didn't answer b/c I didn't have my phone - so had I HAD that phobia, well, I would have some pretty new napkins. Grrr. I need to work on my phobias, apparently!

    Thanks for a fun post, Judith!

  3. Great new word...yes, I am a little nervous to be without the cell phone. Not that I use it often, but when I'm out and about, I like it with me. I've been in one too many rotten situations where having a phone would have been very helpful. In fact, John just left for the transfer station in a snowstorm. The last thing I did was hand him his cell phone.

  4. Haven't heard of it and I like it. I have mine for emergency when on the road as all women should. Can't believe that everywhere I go people are on them. That anyone thinks they are so important to need to be on a phone when out is beyond sanity.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  5. Hi Judith. I hate to admit it, well not really, but I haven't a clue what that word means. My kids make such fun when I pull out my cell, which is clunky and black, probably one of the first. It works for emergencies and when on vacation and that's really all I care to know..Happy New Year..Judy

  6. Good morning Judith;
    That is a pretty cool word ... who knew. I'm happy to say the past 6 years I have gotten out of the habit of being connected 24/7. This is possibly the result of also being out of the corporate world. I often miss cell calls or texts when I'm home, because the cell is either off, or the batteries are not charged. I figure I'm home if something is really important that someone needs to reach me ... they can call my house phone (the "old fashion" land Great post! Wishing you and your family a wonderful NEW YEAR!! Hugs, C. (HHL)

  7. That's a new word to me Judith and I am not in that category although hubby might think I'm addicted to my laptop. We have a cell phone that is only turned on when we go somewhere. I do text my daughter once in a while but that's it. However, I'm not far from my laptop most of the time. It's a little to convenient. :) Enjoy the day. It's snow storming here again today.

  8. It's a new word for me too. I have an iphone for work, but it mostly sits idle outside work hours. No ipad or tablet, but I do have a lovely little netbook for traveling.

  9. Hi Judith, Interesting post. I had never heard of nomophobia and I do not have it. The only time I feel frightened without my phone is on the road. I like the security it provides. Happy New Year, Judith!
    Hugs and blessings, Beth


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