When you are walking on the street with your friends, they usually walk seeing their phone and trust their life entirely on you, as you have to save them more than one time from a car accident or a misstep they took as they didn’t look because of texting on WhatsApp. For these people, there’s a particular term called “smombie,” which is nothing but the contraction of the ‘Smartphone Zombie.’ You can see this infection in the people who usually stick their heads on smartphones even while walking on roads, talking with friends in the restaurants, movie theaters, etc.
So, if you think your best friend might become a victim of Smombie aka smartphone zombie infection, then here are seven signs [symptoms] to confirm if he/she has it –
7 Signs Your Best Friend is a Smombie
1. What time is it?
So, you’re hanging out at your best friend’s place talking about some weird stuff [just you’re talking] and wanted to check what time it is, as you’ve to leave early. Though there’s a giant clock on the wall and a smartwatch on your friend’s wrist, your friend prefers checking his smartphone to see the time, which is a definite excuse to check the notifications on the smartphone.
Well, my friend! this a clear sign that your bestie is infected with Smombie. Run!
2. Online Conversations are more critical than meetings
You might be wondering why most of your friends stopped talking whenever there’s a reunion or hang out at a restaurant, but they were superb at chatting online in WhatsApp, Facebook, etc. Also, did you ever faced this issue, like you’ve been talking for a while, and suddenly your friend says –
What? ‘Are you asking me?”
Hmm! Don’t you think this has something to do with the infection? Of course, Yes! I believe your friends’ circle is becoming Smombies!
3. Photos, photos, and even more pictures!
Most of the smartphones now feature the best cameras & few of them are launching specifically for selfie addicts. Even social media networks like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. offer many filters that you can apply to the pictures before you post them online. Well, nowadays, most of the images posted online are more of what people are doing than do they critical to post them.
Even your friends might be taking more pictures of what they are eating, selfies while walking down on streets, etc. We can consider this as one more sign of the infection as everyone knows your friend might be investing more time in taking pictures than eating/walking. So, it’s a Smombie sign, and you better avoid him for a while.
4. Does the Selfie look right?
So, you have a friend who usually takes 5-10 selfies and chooses one best selfie which they call it a perfect shot? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. These days it became widespread for people taking multiple selfies and uploading on Instagram with a tagline – No Filter, no edits, unprepared shot, etc. But, I’m afraid to say this – if you have a friend with this disorder, then he/she might be suffering from Smombie infection.
5. Smombie clumsiness
Just like a stereotypical Zombie, if your friend stumbles with the people around or with objects because he is distracted using the smartphone, then he/she is a perfect devoted Smombie and needs all your “Stop looking that phone now!” support.
6. Apps, apps, and more apps!
How many apps do your friends usually have on their smartphones? Five? I do not think so. Ten? Hmm… Twenty? Even more?
Well, did you ever asked them how many of those apps they use? In general, A Smombie collects apps even if they do not use them at all. So, if you see too many unwanted apps installed on your friend’s smartphone, then he/she should be a victim of Smartphone Zombie infection.
7. Mastering Pokémon GO!
Pokémon Go has become viral for two particular reasons, out of which one is to bring back our childhood memories, and the other is it is the very first, fully functional Augmented Reality game. Though the app helped us become fit, it did showed many adverse effects on gamers as well. I believe you all know what has happened while playing the game on the roads? Yup, ACCIDENTS!
So, if your friend has been playing Pokémon Go all day, all night long and busy catching Pokémons, then your friend is part of a sub-group called “Pokémon smombie.” By the way, you don’t have to worry as it is something pervasive these days!
Well, these are the seven signs to confirm if your friend is a Smartphone Zombie otherwise, Smombie. To confirm, share this article with that one friend who has at least one of these seven signs of being a “smombie” person. If any of your friends respond to you saying he’s not, screenshot it and share it with us. Let us help to heal your friend. :p