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44% Of Americans Sleep With Their Phones And 9 Other Cell Phone Confessions:
Some interesting stuff from PEW internet research. But I betcha they didn’t study the problem of embarrassing butt calls in NYC. A 2010 Bloomberg study found that 911 receives nearly 4,000,000 short (or butt) calls a year–about one third of all 911 emergency calls.
- Top Line Findings From Pew Internet Research :
- Some 85% of American adults own a cell phone.
- Half of those are smart phones.
- 44% of cell owners have slept with their phone (or at least next to their bed) so as not to miss calls, texts messages, or who knows what during the night. (And we wonder why it’s an Ambien nation?)
- 67% of cell owners check for messages, alerts, or calls — even when their phone isn’t ringing or vibrating. Some 18% of cell owners say that they do this “frequently.” (Wonder how many think it’s vibrating when its not?)
- 29% of cell owners describe their cell phone as “something they can’t imagine living without.”
- 11% of cell owners say that they t sometimes worry that they spend too much time with their phone.
- 12% of cell owners say that others tell them they spend too much time using their phone.
- 39% of cell owners say that people they know have complained because they don’t respond promptly to phone calls or text messages.
- 33% of cell owners say that others have complained because they don’t check their phone frequently enough.
“In a nutshell, this is the modern dilemma: There is pronounced social pressure for people to stay connected and respond quickly to the incoming blizzard of contact from others. At the same time, many people wish they could disengage every once in a while,” said Aaron Smith, research associate and lead author of the report. “The challenge is for people to manage their time and their contacts in a way that gives them oases of peace and quiet, without being so disconnected that they miss out on important social moments.” –Pew Internet Research (Yeah…like all those important social moments on the bus or train when someone loud just won’t shut up and get off the phone.) –Landlordrocknyc