Salvador, Bahia, Brazil: Lara Ernesto dos Santos, 25, Advertising Adviser: Helps and bothers! For me, it is an essential tool, because it facilitates, has the mobility that allows you to be anywhere solving personal things. And the cellphone helps with work, because we can talk in the traffic, and the cellphone helps in our busy lives. However, everything has a limit and control, often we get involved too much, losing and spending time connected. And it also brings people close that are far away, but it can move away those that are sitting around you … the attention turns to the cellphone, and becomes an addiction, at least I try to control it.
Mobile phones support people’s lives, while extra features can be great tools in work situations; they can waste time in the learning process and can reinforce addiction-type behavior. This is what Epoch Times reporters from areas such as Peru to Australia discovered when they asked locals, “As mobile phones get more features, does it help you, or just waste your time?”
Look for the Global Q&A column every week. Epoch Times correspondents interview people around the world to learn about their lives and perspectives on local and global realities. Next week’s global question, “Do you think work internships should be paid or volunteer?”