Up to a third go on Facebook and Twitter in the loo

31st of December 2012
Up to a third go on Facebook and Twitter in the loo

Up to a third of us regularly go on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook in the toilet, according to new research.

A report by NM Incite in the US has revealed that 25 per cent of people aged 25 to 34 access some social networking sites via their mobile phones during their washroom breaks. The same applies to 21 per cent of adults in the US aged between 18 to 24, though the figure drops to 15 per cent for the 35-44 age group.

NM Incite's Vice president of social media solutions Deirdre Bannon said: "Social media is truly everywhere in people's lives. It is so ingrained and has touched every facet of everything we do all day long. We are literally taking our phones with us to the bathroom and connecting on social media."

The number of people tweeting in the toilet could actually be higher according to a second US study carried out by research firm Nielsen. This indicates that a third of young American adults claim to use Twitter and Facebook in the loo.

And toilet-based tweeting is likely to increase in the future, the Nielsen survey suggests, since 37 per cent more Americans used social-networking sites in 2012 than in 2011.


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