Research on problematic internet usage at U of C

Hello there,

Rising 2nd year MA in Computational Social Sciences student here.

In my spare time, I’ve started a challenge called First Week Flip Phone, to provide a structure for people to re-evaluate their relationship with their smartphone. Read why here. Website on the way:

I’m hoping to conduct my Master’s thesis on a related topic. I was wondering if anyone knew of any academics at U Chi working in the area: e.g. psychologist looking at internet addiction, computer scientist looking at how tech design influences usage, data scientist looking at big data of usage patterns.

Also, feel free to reach out if you’re interested in trying out that flip phone!

All the best,

Laurence Warner

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Thoughts on anyone doing research on this?