How many times a day do you check your phone? A hundred? A thousand? Are you literally looking at it RIGHT NOW? It’s scary.
According to a new study by the consulting company Deloitte, Americans checked their phones a total of NINE BILLION times A DAY this year.
That means we looked at our phones a total of about 3.3 TRILLION times in 2016.
About 175 million Americans have smart phones, so that means the average person checks their phone roughly 51 times a day, or almost 19,000 times a year.
The study also found almost HALF of us check our phones in the middle of the night . . . 90% of us check our phone within an hour of waking up . . . and the first thing we look at in the morning is our texts.
Saboten-Con Saturday Portraits – Pikachus from Pokemon. Photo Credit | Kevin Dooley
I don’t know how long the “Pokemon Go” craze is going to last, but some kids are going to grow up with a PERMANENT reminder.
According to BabyCenter.com, there’s been a huge jump this month of people naming their babies after Pokemon characters.
Fortunately, it doesn’t seem like they’re going for the crazier ones like Pikachu and Jigglypuff, they’re picking characters that actually kind of sound like reasonable human names.
The girls’ names that are skyrocketing are Roselia, Onyx, and Eevee. For boys, it’s Star, Ivy, and Shea . . . and BabyCenter thinks those come from the Pokemon characters Starmie, Ivysaur, and Shaymin.
A spokeswoman from BabyCenter says they’re not surprised at the trend, since they just ran a survey and found HALF of moms say they play “Pokemon Go”.
More than half of children have a tablet, according to the survey Photo: Getty Images
So it’s come to this. Apparently the new way to punish your kids is . . . making them watch TV.
No, seriously. According to a new survey it’s actually pretty popular . . . AND effective.
Kids are so OBSESSED with their gadgets that almost HALF of parents say that sometimes, they punish them by confiscating their phones and iPads and making them watch TV instead.
One kid they interviewed said, quote, “The iPad’s cool, TV isn’t that good because you can’t control it. Basically, the TV sucks.”
The survey also found 58% of kids have their own tablet . . . and 41% of parents believe their kid would choose their tablet over dessert.
There’s a new social media trend that’s perfect for our age . . . because it takes a stance AND gives people an opportunity to compliment you.
The new trend is called The Power of Makeup. Women are posting selfies with makeup on just HALF their faces, and nothing on the other half.
We assumed it was to show how makeup isn’t necessary, and you’re beautiful without it, and blah blah blah. But it’s actually the OPPOSITE.
The whole intention is to show that it’s COOL to wear makeup if you want to, even if it’s more trendy these days to say you’re anti-makeup.
Which is kind of a funny cause, considering how self-righteous the Internet usually is.