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Don’t Be a Phonehead

Smartphone zombies are ruining city life

Animation by Eva Cremers

SSure, we all need to look at our phones now and then. But for a growing population, “head down” is no longer merely a brief moment, but how all walking is done. The neck is bent, the headphones are in; collisions are barely avoided by a last minute glance.

Meet the “phoneheads”: the head-down marchers taking over city streets around…




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Tim Wu

Tim Wu

Professor at Columbia University; author of “The Curse of Bigness,” “The Attention Merchants,” and “The Master Switch;” veteran of Silicon Valley & Obama Admin.

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