Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Youngsters check their phones every ten minutes: One in 20 looks at their mobile every minute of the day...

With texting, Twitter and emails consuming so much of a young adult’s time, it’s no wonder the mobile phone is described as their ‘digital umbilical cord’.

Researchers say that people aged 18 to 24 are so addicted to their handsets that they check them every nine minutes and 50 seconds.

The average British man looks at his phone every 22 minutes and 30 seconds while the typical woman looks at hers every 26 minutes and 15 seconds.

And one in 20 in that age group checks their phone every single minute of their waking hours, researchers found.

Those aged 25 to 34 are only slightly less obsessed with their mobiles, looking every nine minutes and 55 seconds, according to a survey of 2,000 people. Full story...

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