Facebook, Twitter taking up toilet time
WASHINGTON, USA - Blame social media the next time it feels like forever for your turn to use the toilet.
According to a study released Monday, December 3, 32% of people in the United States aged 18 to 24 say they use social networking in the bathroom.
The same report from marketing research firms Nielsen and NM Incite also found that 51% of US adults between 25 and 34 use social networking in the office -- more than any other age group.
While personal computers remain the primary tools for logging onto sites like Facebook and Twitter, the report -- posted at blog.nielsen.com -- noted a significant increase in the use of cellphones and tablets as well.
About 46% of respondents said they used a mobile phone to connect online, up from 37% last year, while 16% used a tablet like Apple's iPad, up from just 3% in 2011.
Facebook remained by far the most popular social networking site among Americans -- but there was a stunning 1,047% year-on-year increase in the number of unique PC visitors to the online scrapbook Pinterest. - Agence France-Presse