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Can anyone tell me the name/term for this?


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#1 indolence

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:17 PM

It's when a person has nothing to do or is idle and that person unintentionally takes out a gadget to preoccupy their time. For example: a student waits at a bus stop and unintentionally takes out his cell phone because he is bored.

It's kind of along with the concept of fiddling your thumbs, biting your nails, etc. and it can be anything "technology based" like blackberrys and ipods. and the term is not OCD.

My professor told me this awhile ago and i thought it was called "techno-boredom" but when I did a recent google search, I could not find it. I THINK he said it was a term dubbed out by Nextel.

Thanks in advanced.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 02:15 AM

It's when a person has nothing to do or is idle and that person unintentionally takes out a gadget to preoccupy their time. For example: a student waits at a bus stop and unintentionally takes out his cell phone because he is bored.

It's kind of along with the concept of fiddling your thumbs, biting your nails, etc. and it can be anything "technology based" like blackberrys and ipods. and the term is not OCD.

My professor told me this awhile ago and i thought it was called "techno-boredom" but when I did a recent google search, I could not find it. I THINK he said it was a term dubbed out by Nextel.

Thanks in advanced.


Insecure, Nervous, Anxiety driven people tend to do such kinda things in public places. Such kind of people should talk to Counselors plain and simple.There is nothing techie about it.Yes its not OCD.Relax Counseling will work wonders....:thumbsup:




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