A new study out of Baylor University finds that college students spend an "astounding" amount of time on their cell phones and has researchers warning of cell phone "addiction" (not in a jokey way).
Of course, the figures are "astounding" to the middle-aged researcher who performed the study, not to college kids themselves. College kids themselves reply to these figures simply by saying, " ." (Can't talk right now, they are looking at their cell phones.)
Among the study's findings:
- "Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight"
- "60 percent of college students admit they may be addicted to their cell phone"
- The cell phone activities that take up the most daily time are, in order, texting, emails, and checking Facebook.
Of course this survey was done using students at Baylor University, a Christian college in Texas. What else are they going to be doing, if not checking their phones? Going to church, or studying, or surveying the vast featureless landscape? Come on.
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