- Of the top activities, respondents overall reported spending the most time texting (an average of 94.6 minutes a day), followed by sending emails (48.5 minutes), checking Facebook (38.6 minutes), surfing the Internet (34.4 minutes) and listening to their iPods. (26.9 minutes).
- Men send about the same number of emails but spend less time on each. "That may suggest that they're sending shorter, more utilitarian messages than their female counterparts," Roberts said.
- Women spend more time on their cell phones. While that finding runs somewhat contrary to the traditional view that men are more invested in technology, "women may be more inclined to use cell phones for social reasons such as texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations."
- The men in the study, while more occupied with using their cell phones for utilitarian or entertainment purposes, "are not immune to the allure of social media," Roberts said. They spent time visiting such random social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Among reasons they used Twitter were to follow sports figures, catch up on the news—"or, as one male student explained it, "waste time”.
And with full disclosure, I waste time on the internet as well! But no social media for me and if I need to make a call while driving, I pull over. I’ll probably get hit by a car without all of the amenities by someone texting…