We all know we use our mobile phones far too often, so when we came across research detailing whereabouts we end up texting, calling and Facebook stalking, we weren’t at all surprised that the results revealed we actually do those things EVERYWHERE.
However, as we started reading the stats from a recent survey into mobile phone usage and found that 55% admitted to using their phones in bed and 34% stated that they often use their mobiles during a fancy meal, we started to worry that we’re sacrificing quality time with loved ones to check emails and flick through Twitter. Shame on us all.
The research, commissioned by Lloyds TSB, also found that one third of mobile owners often use their phone in the bathroom, 63% use them on public transport (this subject got people very angry when we discussed it last year) and 10% check them during a wedding or christening. They admittedly can both get a little dull though, right?!
Maybe our views are just changing a little and it’s more acceptable to use mobile phones anywhere and everywhere nowadays. We’re not sure what to think really… Sure quickly checking your phone now and again is fine, but if you spend time scrolling through tweets when you’re meant to be enjoying a meal with friends or cuddling up to someone in bed, that’s when you need to start having a serious word with yourself…[Image via Dominik Syka]