Twitter on the Toilet?!?

mike   November 15, 2009   1 Comment on Twitter on the Toilet?!?

Twitter on the toilet?
What?!?

Yes, I know, it’s a pretty crass attempt at grabbing your attention, but if you’re reading this… hey, it worked. AND, I do have a point.

Entirely unrelated toilet prank video

According to a recent article in eMarketer, people are “Going Social Anywhere and Everywhere”.

“…60% of Twitter users reported using only their computer to access the service, microbloggers are highly mobile, accessing social media from the washroom, the car, the theater and even during a religious service…”

They’re not just shamelessly updating their Facebook statuses, revealing more about themselves than you never wanted to know. They are doing it, literally, in the most uncanny of places.

The graphs included in the eMarketer article tells us where American social media users are accessing their accounts:

Where US Social Media Users Have Accessed Their Accounts

Where US Social Media Users Have Accessed Their Accounts

And in what situations:

Situations Where US Social Media Users Have Accessed Their Accounts

Situations Where US Social Media Users Have Accessed Their Accounts

So what do we learn from these graphs?

Well, the high percentage of people accessing social media during work hours, particularly for those under 35, is obvious enough. What’s slightly less expected is the relatively large number of people doing the same from the washroom or toilet (second only to work).

Truly disturbing is the fact that a vast percentage of people are checking up on their social circle while driving (eyes on the road people!), and right after sex (is romance THAT dead?).

Priorities people!

Which leaves only one question, really, where are your priorities?
We’re definitely all for staying up-to-date with the social media scene, but really…

I guess the moral of the story is that people really like their social media, and there’s just never a time too personal nor too sacred, when they aren’t at least tempted to give it a peek…

Oh, and if you’re not already doing so, you should definitely start following us on Twitter @treepodia.

  • http://www.mashtrends.com/02/digg-trends/twitter-hootsuite-update-share-vote-retweet/ Twitter Statistics

    what would you say the main difference was in the quality of traffic coming from twitter trends to the equivilant from google search trends?