Oct 3, 2017
They allow us to communicate and access data almost instantaneously, but smartphones could be dampening our moods.
Experts examined the effect of more than 500,000 pop up notifications and found that one third had the power to bring us down.
Automated alerts were found to have the biggest impact, with work related messages coming in second.
The findings could be used in the future to tailor notification settings to a user’s current emotional state.
Researchers at Nottingham Trent University examined the effect of notifications over five weeks.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8:57 am