Have you ever faked a…Posted August 22nd, 2011
Written by RPD Staff
If you fake it, according to new research from the Pew Research Center, you wouldn’t be alone. In fact, according to Pew’s latest research findings, approximately 30% of all the twentysomethings you see wandering around, talking on their cell phones are actually faking it (and most likely to avoid talking to you)! That’s right, cell phones not only provide us with constant connectivity to the online world, but they also provide us with a handy-excuse-in-the-pocket for people of all ages to avoid small talk or unwanted confrontations. While the twentysomethings are the biggest perps of this social phone fakery, they aren’t the only ones — overall, 13% of us fake it, admit or not!
This new research also gives us more interesting insight into what we are doing with our mobile phones. Top telephone activities include texting, taking photos, accessing the internet, sending photos or videos and sending or receiving emails. By smart phone or basic cell phone owners, the most common uses (or excuses) include: