Smart Phones keep track of a lot of information about the people who use them. Now, a Spanish wireless company says they have devised a way to measure a person’s boredom level using several easily checked factors. Researchers for the company had 54 participants install an app that monitored phone statistics and periodically asked the user to rate how bored they were on a scale of 0 to 4. They found that boredom is most common among people who have not recently received communications, but who have sent messages. They noted that male participants were bored more often, especially later in the day. Using this information, the company sent popular articles to the most bored users and found that they would often read the article immediately. The results suggest such an app could be used to send articles, reminders from a to-do list, or even advertisements to users who have nothing else to do. The team said they need more research to verify their results, and find out what works best to reach bored users.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Next Thing Your Phone May Detect: Boredom, By Devin Coldewey,
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/mobile/next-thing-your-phone-may-detect-boredom-n420641, Accessed September 8, 2015.
Ephesians 5:15-16 (HCSB) Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise— (16) making the most of the time, because the days are evil.