Mobile addicts are multiplying at an alarming rate, as an increasing number of teens, college students and middle-age parents fall victim to the problem. According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, a “mobile addict” is defined as a user that launches apps more than 60 times a day, six times more than the average user. According to Flurry, which looks at data from 500,000 apps across 1.3 billion mobile devices, the number of mobile addicts has grown by 123 percent over the past year. As of March 2014, there were 176 million addicts, up from 79 million in the same period last year. Females accounted for 52 percent of addicts, while the rest were males. It comes as no surprise that teens and college students are part of this group as their youth has coincided with the mobile revolution.
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