Friday, March 3, 2017

It's National Day of Unplugging


I'm just as guilty as the next person when it comes to electronics.  We all have our eyes glued to the TV, our ears glued to the phone, and our fingers attached to our tablets.  And, here I am right now typing away at the computer.

Today is the National Day of Unplugging, a holiday that asks consumers to take the next 24 hour period from sundown to sundown to unplug, unwind, relax and do things other than using today’s technology and electronics.  You know, like actually interacting with people....in real life!

I can't promise that I'm going to go cold turkey, but I can say that I have plans to hang with others today and I want to experience those moments.  So I'm going to step away from the electronics as much as I can and make some real-life memories.

Did you know:
>> 77% of women and 68% of men spend 3 hours or more per day on their computer, phone, or tablet. Half of women and 41% of men spend 5 hours or more per day looking at a screen.

To conduct the NationalToday.com Day of Unplugging Survey, the pollsters at National Today [www.nationaltoday.com]—America's favorite online destination to celebrate quirky and fun holidays—asked 1,000 Americans to dish on their digital dependence.

*** NATIONALTODAY.COM DAY OF UNPLUGGING SURVEY ***
(survey of 1,000 Americans, conducted Feb. 14, 2017)

>> TOP 3 MOST INTERESTING INSIGHTS ABOUT OUR DEVICES
#1: When I have down time, I spend it on my phone, computer, or tablet (35%)
#2: I spend more time interacting with people online than I do in person (13%)
#3: I feel like I'm addicted to my phone (13%)

>> MOST AMERICANS SPEND 3+ HOURS A DAY ON THEIR DEVICES
75% of Americans spend 3+ hours per day on their computer, phone, or tablet. 48% spend 5 hours or more per day looking at a screen, while 13% spend 10 hours or more.

>> TOP 5 PLACES AMERICANS SPEND THE MOST TIME LOOKING AT THEIR PHONES
#1: When I wake up (32%)
#2: When I'm in bed going to sleep (26%)
#3: On work breaks (20%)
#4: In the bathroom (10%)
#5: On my morning commute (4%)

>> BED ISN'T JUST FOR SLEEPING ANYMORE
For 58% of Americans, bed is the most popular place to check their phone, be it when waking up (32%) or when going to sleep (26%).

>> RANKING OF THE TOP 3 DEVICES AMERICANS SPEND THE MOST TIME ON
#1: Smartphone (76%)
#2: Computer (17%)
#3: Tablet (7%)

>> MEN CARE SLIGHTLY MORE THAN WOMEN ABOUT THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE
5% of women say they closely monitor how many "likes" they get on social media, compared to 7% of men who say the same.

To learn more about National Day of Unplugging, including ways to unplug, you can visit http://nationaltoday.com/us/national-day-of-unplugging/.

Do you plan on unplugging today?
Which device do you spend the most time on?

2 comments:

Peggy said...

I will be off most of that time because I will be out of the house and I do not have a smartphone. Sadly it will not be due to wanting to... it will be because of circumstance.

Hillary Franklin said...

Wow I am shocked but not shocked at the attention we are giving our electronics. I suppose I should raise my hand as on of the many. Here I am currently on my computer to enter things and communicate via emails, blogs and facebook & Twitter. I will take the time to spend more face to face with those around me. Being present is important.