Mobile Phone Habits: Talking On The Toilet
Smartphone users are getting intimately attached to their mobile devices, a new study shows. The New York Times reports on a recent survey entirely about mobile phone usage on the toilet; and it says that talking, texting, social networking, and mobile computing are taking over in the john.
According to the survey, conducted by marketing agency 11mark, a whopping 75% of Americans use their mobile phones on the toilet. For people aged 28 to 35, that number shoots up to 91%. (I’m afraid to think how high the percentage would be among teens, tweens, and early twentysomethings, but they weren’t surveyed.)
Surfing the web, even texting, is one thing: nobody else has to hear, or even be immediately involved. And 10% of people have used that privacy to make an online purchase. But unfortunately, the mobile phone usage doesn’t end there: 63% of people have answered a phone call in the loo, and 41% have made one. Blackberry users, those business minded people, are the most likely to take a call while indisposed, while iPhone users are more likely to use an app or check Facebook.
What do you think? Are you a “toilet texter?”