[HOT LINKS] S. Korean government will take action on teenagers’ smartphone addiction

April 14, 2014

One in four South Korean high school students is prone to addiction, says a March 2014 National Information Society Agency study. (Newsis)

[Business Insider] The scene on the Seoul subway these days resembles any other modern underground network: throngs of high school students and commuter droids, hunched over, aloof to their surroundings, unable to stop playing with their handheld thingies.

Only here in South Korea — home of Samsung and some of the world’s zippiest internet access (both mobile and hardwired) — people take their digital habits to an extreme.

So much so that the government is worried.

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