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Research suggests our mobile phone addiction is also susceptible to changes in the weather.

 

Latest study shows that our cell phone behavior changes in different weather situations.  A study done by Newcastle University analyzed the call patterns of 1.3 million mobile phone users. 

The researchers found that in what they call "uncomfortable" weather--such as hot, humid, wet or cold weather--call length increased but the number of people contacted decreased.

The "isolation" involved during more unpleasant weather led to more contact with close friends and family than with a wider social network. 

With weather being a well-known influence on human behavior and cell phones playing a vital role in lives, the call on this one is not entirely surprising.

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