A new study says that people will interrupt anything -- even sex -- to respond to an electronic message.
momlogic's Momstrosity: The latest study on social-media usage says that increasingly more ... wait, hold on, I just got a text ....
OK, I'm back. Sorry about that. Anyway, the latest news from the social-media front is that people are more addicted to their electronic devices than ever. The proliferation of "smart phones" has users responding to IMs, texts and e-mails and updating their status anytime, anywhere. Oh, that reminds me -- I need to update my Facebook status with this: "Writing a post for momlogic."
OK. Done. Again, I apologize.
Where was I? Ah, yes: the study. It says that a large percentage of men and women don't mind being interrupted by electronic messages during meals, while they're sitting on the toilet or even while they're having sex. One in 14 said that they would even respond to a message DURING sex (and that stat jumped to one in ten among those who were under 25). Earlier this year, Retrevo revealed that a whopping 36 percent of people under 35 admitted to checking Facebook, texting or tweeting right after sex.
It's only going to get worse.
Do you mind being interrupted ...
(LOL, I just got a hilarious comment on my status from this woman I can't really remember I went to high school with!)
... by electronic messages? How about when you're having sex?