How obsessed are we with our phones? According to an infographic from CellPhones.org, very.
The colorful image (see below) brings together impressive statistics that highlight our relationship with our mobile devices and how we use them, from how often people 'sext' to the quantity of radiation emitted during cell phone use.
Here are a few highlights from the infographic:
- 15% of Americans have interrupted sex to answer a cell phone call.
- Approximately 4.2 million people are having a cell phone conversation somewhere in the world at any given second.
- 32% of men and 23% of women say they can't live without their cell phone.
While 15% of Americans admit to putting hook ups on hold, another study, by Retrevo, reports that 36% of people under 35 confess to checking Facebook, texting, or Tweeting directly after having sex.
Cell phones facilitate this insta-sharing. As we wrote here, the study found 'guys are twice as likely as women to use social media after sex, and that iPhone users are three times more likely to check Twitter or Facebook after "doing the deed" than Blackberry users.'