44% Of Americans Sleep With Their Cell Phones: The Best And Worst Of Mobil Connectivity Via Pew Internet Survey:

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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.

NYPD 911 Call Center receives nearly 4,000,000  accidental butt calls a year. (3,910,373 to be exact, according to a 2010 NYC study.)

NYPD 911 Call Center receives nearly 4,000,000 accidental butt calls a year. (3,910,373 to be exact, according to a 2010 NYC study.)


 

Top Line Findings From Pew Internet Research :
  • Some 85% of American adults own a cell112238215682910273_OhDMWW3J_b phone.
  • Half of those are smart phones.
  • 44% of cell owners have slept147352219028269528_262CT8Jf_b 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?)2040762300673984_ifFXqSvY_b
  • 67% of cell owners  check for messages11259067789600578_0Hty9vG9_c, 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 97038566941175204_JrsJbzpt_cphone as “something they can’t imagine living without.”
  • 11% of cell owners say that they t sometimes worry that they spend too225743000041557214_os3gaBTN_b much time with their phone.
  • 12% of cell owners say that others  tell them they  spend too much time using their phone.23784704252698329_Jpp8mkJl_b-166568900713525051_jP52S68O_b
  • 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
 

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