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Social Media? or Sex? It depends on your age.

2010 March 21
by Steve Lawson

If you’re under 25 there’s a 5% better chance that you wouldn’t mind being interrupted by an electronic message while you’re having sex than those over 25.

This and more great tidbits about social media use were uncovered in an independent study commissioned by Retrevo, which surveyed 1,000 social media users about when, where, and how much time they spend on sites and services like FaceBook and Twitter.

The study also found that 56% of social media users check Facebook once a day, 32% don’t mind being interrupted by an electronic message while eating and 24% of respondents under the age of the 25 have no problem with digital communication while sitting on the toilet.

Here are a few other nuggets:

– 12% of respondents check/use Facebook every couple of hours

– 23% of iPhone owners primarily get their morning news from Twitter and Facebook

On the Retrevo blog post dated 3/16/2010 Andrew Eisner, Retrevo’s Director of Community & Content concluded:

“We’re not qualified to declare a societal, social media crisis but when almost half of social media users say they check FaceBook or Twitter sometime during the night or when they first wake up, you have to wonder if these people aren’t suffering from some sort of addiction to social media. From this study, it also appears that social media may have begun to replace more conventional sources for news with many social media users saying tweets trump TVs for that morning cup of news.”

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  1. March 22, 2010

    I have never felt so old!

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