Mobile phone, sex and the loo

I don’t like to admit it, but if I stick to conventional definitions, then I can’t really write this blog as “Digital Immigrant” anymore: According to the “Media Use Index” (published every year in Switzerland by the Y&R Group), people aged 55 and over are among the “silver surfers”. So there are three generations of Internet users in these studies: digital natives (14 to 29 years old), digital immigrants (30 to 54 years old) and silver surfers (55 to 96 years old). And of course these figures shift every year, because today’s digital natives don’t suddenly become immigrants and – yes, right! – digital immigrants like me don’t suddenly become silver surfers. We might get silver hair, but we remain digital immigrants. And as such we keep up with many natives. For example, according to the study mentioned obove 92 percent of us are surfing the internet by using mobile devices, while this figure is 98 percent among the digital natives. Additionally, 54 percent of the digital natives and 53 percent of the digital immigrants agree with the statement “I would rather go out without drinking alcohol than leave my smartphone at home”. Only when it comes to questions as to whether we would rather abstain from sex than from mobile phones and whether we would take the mobile to the loo are we clearly lagging behind the digital natives. However, if we relate the frequency of sex and/or walking to the toilet at our age to these percentages, then the mobile phone usage time during these activities is practically identical. Please check yourself 😉

28.06.2019

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