Got a Social Media Monkey on your back? According to a new study by consumer electronics shopping site, Retrevo, most of us do. Especially if you’re under 35.
Their study found that checking Facebook or Twitter a couple times a day is the norm. More than half of us (56%), do that. But the under 35 group? 27% check Facebook more than 10 times a day… 39% check in with Twitter that much. (I think someone needs a Twittervention.)
So where and when are we gadget-savvy, social media addicts getting our fix? Check out the graph above. The greenish left bar is people under 35. The blue bar is those over 35.
The most popular place to check in with your social media BFFs for both the over 35 crowd (41%) and under 35 group (65%) is while on vacation. Understandable, you can only see so many sights before you need to check on the latest #meganfox tweet.
That’s followed by “at work” for both groups, with 64% under 35s using company time to change their Facebook status and 29% of the over 35s. (No wonder the TPS reports are all coming in without cover sheets. We were writing on someone’s wall when the memo came in.)
Those are findings you’d pretty much expect. The others? Well…
The scariest finding is that 40% of those under 35 are Tweeting and texting while driving. Bad enough we’re eating, shaving and putting on makeup behind the wheel. Now 40% of us are typing on a tiny keyboard at 55mph? I’m gonna install extra airbags and start wearing a helmet just to go to the store.
The most shocking finding though, is that more than one third of people under 35 (36%) are Tweeting after sex. And we guys are more than twice as likely as women to grab the iPhone or Crackberry and let the twitterverse know we just scored. What are we all Tucker Max all of a sudden?
If you want to see the complete findings, click here. And if you want to let me know you just nailed a hottie… tweet me @thebachelorguy