(Dayton, OH) Local resident Steven Klepper was angry to find out today that he had been added to a group chat consisting of his small group friends. He has since been complaining that “Someone keeps blowing up my phone with constant attacks of unfunny links, memes and photos” that he says he could care less if he sees.
“It’s really getting obnoxious” he said in an interview earlier today, “I don’t know who added me, but I’m about to toss my phone. I’m at work and get a constant barrage of texts and I’m like ‘guys can’t this wait until we all hang out this Friday?'”
Steve’s frustration isn’t uncommon as the average American can find themselves in up to 10 simultaneous group chats, between their built-in phone apps, work-related apps and chats, or their social networking apps,” Dr. Eric Chapman told our reporters.
A study conducted in 2015 concluded that the constant buzzing or notifications has made people a lot more on edge, and is actually damaging to personal relationships. It has shown that there has been a 15% decrease in friendship levels overall, within the test group.
“If this trend continues, people may go from being mildly annoyed, to actually getting upset with their friends.”
Dr. Chapman continued, “There are ways to help those that have been afflicted by this awful problem. Simply turning the phone’s notifications off would help, but sometimes you have to actually silence your phone or that app completely to make the pain stop. Setting your phone to “Do Not Disturb” also helps.
Are you or a loved one suffering from “Multiple Group Chat Notifications?” Please, get them the help they need, before it’s too late.