- Studies from Nottingham Trent University show that one third of notifications from our smartphones trigger negative emotions, which is making us cranky!
- Dr Eiman Kanjo told The Telegraph that social notifications (such as from friends) made people happy, because we feel part of a group, but that notifications about work (this is surprising!) and Wi-Fi availability have the opposite effect.
- The data was obtained from 50 participants, who self-reported their reactions during the process of receiving half a million notifications over 5 weeks.
- Does your smartphone make you cranky?