Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Barack Obama Addicted To Cell Phones?

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Barack Obama may be battling a serious addiction as he rings in his presidency.

Obama has been causing a stir with the Secret Service for refusing to give up his beloved BlackBerry phone, which could get hacked by spies in order to gain information on the president.

Obama is lobbying to keep his phone and has said, “I’m still clinging to my BlackBerry. They’re going to pry it out of my hands,” which leads psychologist Dr. John Grohol to believe that the prez may have a cell phone addiction.

Grohol explains, “Typical signs of a cell phone addict are when people are overly attached to it and can’t be away from it. Obama is an individual who learned to function with this tool, so it’s not surprising that he doesn’t want it taken away.”

If his BlackBerry is confiscated, Grohol says Obama may start to suffer from anxiety.

However, Obama’s addiction may actually work in his favor.

Grohol says, “He understands technology and actively uses it, which will make him an effective president.”

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