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HAVE SMARTPHONES WILL TRAVEL

 

Americans use their smartphones ANYWHERE—-NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE.  The “Smartphone Secrets” survey of 1,152 Americans 18 and over found—-

*PLACES OF WORSHIP—– 48% of smartphone owners confess using their devices in a place of worship

*IN THE BEDROOM—–77% of smartphone owners openly use their phones while in bed with someone else

*ON A DATE——–28% while on a date with a significant other

*IN THE BATHROOM—– 75% use in public restrooms

Other social behaviors are also revealed.  Thirty-five percent (35%) of smartphone users admit to using their devices to avoid talking to someone.  Thirty-three percent (33%)use their smartphones to appear busy while alone in a restaurant or bar.  Nearly one-half (48%) rely on their devices to take funny or shocking photos, while 36% take “selfies”.  Anytime or anyplace for smartphones.

PERSONALITY TRAITS EMPLOYERS ARE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR

Employers are  looking beyond  technical  skills and education when hiring.  Personality is now playing a greater role. Eighty-eight percent(88%) of employers  are looking for a “cultural fit“. A 2013  survey conducted  by Universum, a Stockholm branding company that annually surveys over 400,000 students and professionals worldwide on jobs-related issues, found professionalism (86%), high-energy (78%), and confidence (61%) are the top three traits employers look for in new hires.Other traits include:  self-monitoring (58%), intellectual curiosity (57%), authenticity(48%), and conscientiousness(48%). 

FIRST THING IN THE MORNING

Smartphone users who check these apps “first thing in the morning“——

Email———– 67%

Weather ——-45%

Social Media—-40%

News————-35%

Financial News  12%

Traffic ———–11%

Shopping——–11%

Horoscope——-6%

Public Transit—5%

Dating———–3%

New York smartphone owners lead the way when it comes  to checking apps.  Ninety-two percent (92%) use their smartphones to load a mobile app, followed by Philadelphia (89%), Boston (88%), Atlanta (86%), Chicago (85%), Washington, D.C. (80%).

Source:  A survey conducted by Harris Interactive of 2,036 adults in August 2013 .

 

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