The modern world has many marvels. We can now talk to people across the planet with only a button press, fly to the moon, and drive cars that turn into boats. However, people will always be people, and this is reflected in our usage of social media. Sites such as twitter and Facebook have truly changed the face of human relations and established a strange paradigm of constant connectivity to others. But, some people will always take this too far.
This article has been written to expose the shocking truth behind social media sharing and the depths to which people will want to expose their thoughts and feelings on the Internet. So, without further ado, here are the top five most surprising facts about toilets and social media sharing.
Number 1: 33% of 18-24 year olds use social networks on the toilet
Millennials must be a really addicted generation if one third of them have tweeted from the can. You never know what will come next, Stinked in maybe? Either way, it is a sad testament to the youth of today that so many of them would rather tweet about their poo then actually do it. They must really get creative with the emoticons.
Number 2: The growth of Social Media on Mobile Apps Explained!
63% of the growth in overall time spent using social media is due to mobile apps and mobile web usage, so make sure your website is mobile friendly. 46% of social media users say they use their mobile phones to access social media. The websites that are the most visited through smartphones, are Pinterest and Twitter. So start sharing your posts on social media, as 30% of all time spent on mobile devices is spent on social media networks.
Number 3: 1 in 6 cell phones have fecal matter on them
Everybody likes their cell phones, but they many not like them back. According to a study from the Queen Mary University of London, 1 in 6 cell phones have fecal matter on them that was taken from either the user or another person. Either way, that is not what should be next to anybody’s ears. You might need to take a shower after you play candy crush on your friend’s phone if this keeps up.
Number 4: Some mobile phones have 500 times as many germs as a toilet seat
There are some mobile devices that contain 500 times as many germs as a toilet seat. It is hard to understand how that is even possible, but really disturbing any way you slice it. Maybe the people from the Queen Mary University study lived in sewers like the ninja turtles.
Tens of thousands of germs exist on every square inch of your phone. This is like finding out there is a little germ city that gets touched every time we put a finger on our phones. Just like a real city too, these germs come in all different shapes and sizes. Germs can be reduced by swabbing a phone with alcohol and and a cotton ball once every few days. It seems like it would be worth it if there are that many germs on phones.
Number 5: Bacteria can live on your phone for up to a 7 days
Even if you have a clean phone. one new germ can live on the surface of your phone for up to 7 days afterwards. Germs are very resilient and will try to exist on your devices as long as possible in order to get inside you and other people. Frequent cleaning is one of the best ways to deal with this though and should be done by all who want clean phones.
We hope you enjoyed this article about social media sharing in all its “forms” and look forward to seeing you have a great time with your phone in 2014!