THE GLOBE AND MAIL | What does your phone say about you? Canadians share the story behind their homescreens


Published: 17Jun2019

Samuel Veissière, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and co-director of Culture, Mind and Brain Program at McGill University, studies smartphone addiction and social monitoring – or the desire to watch and monitor others, but also to be seen and monitored ourselves. He says the placement of apps on our homescreens, such as social media tools, news sites or health apps, says something about how we monitor and connect with people in our lives. “We would not even have meaning in our lives without others,” Dr. Veissière said.

So, we asked nine Canadians to share their home screens and why they organized them the way they did.

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