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(Phys Org2)   Major study of Americans' love affair with gadgets revealed; Most people own at least four digital devices, still do most of their viewing on a traditional TV and four in ten are actually on the toilet when they're texting or calling   (phys.org) divider line 69
    More: Interesting, Americans, texting, bathrooms, electronic media  
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2014-02-10 09:05:02 AM  
I'm usually masturbating when I'm texting or calling...

...or on Fark...
 
2014-02-10 09:06:23 AM  
My primary use for my TV is to plug my laptop into it so that my wife can watch me play games. She likes to watch.
 
2014-02-10 09:09:17 AM  
I have 3 HD flatscreen monitors at my desk and my tv is still big old tube box...
 
2014-02-10 09:12:17 AM  
i own a television but i only use it for watching dvds and playing my playstation 2, which means i use it almost never.  i don't have a smartphone.  i do own a kindle fire and a new laptop, but i almost never use those at home, i bought them mainly to use when i am on vacation or traveling.

my regular desktop computer is pretty much my main source of information and entertainment and if i am at home there is a 99% chance i am on my computer.
 
2014-02-10 09:17:14 AM  
Toilet texting is f*cking gross.  Keep your electronics away from where you sh*t.
 
2014-02-10 09:21:14 AM  
The older I get - the more incompetent I become at using modern technology.
Can someone find me an app that will assist me in yelling at clouds?
 
2014-02-10 09:25:06 AM  
I'm lying here in bed hungover and naked, trying to work up the will to go find coffee, does that count?
 
2014-02-10 09:33:16 AM  
In before hipsters proudly claiming to not own a television.
 
2014-02-10 09:33:57 AM  

Molavian: Toilet texting is f*cking gross.  Keep your electronics away from where you sh*t.


Feels good, man.
 
2014-02-10 09:36:36 AM  
No TV.  Macbook, ipod, ipad, iphone.
No toilet texting.  ew.
 
2014-02-10 09:41:19 AM  
I do my viewing on a TV that his hooked up to a PC (no cable for 15 years now).  My bathroom time is taken up by either puzzles and dragons, fleshing out game dev ideas, or browsing forums.
 
2014-02-10 09:42:29 AM  
I have a TV but probably use it on average an hour or two a month.

Laptop, same. It's for travel or such.

Have a smart phone, a computer, and a kindle e reader. I think that's it.

TV is for console gaming, and I don't have a console right now (loaned my ps3 to a buddy and there's nothing compelling on ps4 yet so meh).
 
2014-02-10 09:44:40 AM  
I'm on the toilet right now you crazy germaphobes. I'm sure you all store your toothbrushes far away from your toilets too, right?
 
2014-02-10 09:49:53 AM  
data.tumblr.com
/really, it took this long?
 
2014-02-10 09:50:24 AM  
In my bathroom right now. I'm a parent of small children.

Seriously - if I didn't have a phone to surf, text and fark on - I would still hang out in here. Even the dog and cat hang out in here.

/love my kids- they are good kids.
//still need 5 min away every once in awhile.
 
2014-02-10 10:06:56 AM  
This report is pretty much our house.  Outside of sports we rarely watch live TV.  It's almost all time shifted, and if it's the next day we invoke the Hopper skip.

Molavian: Toilet texting is f*cking gross.  Keep your electronics away from where you sh*t.


Don't wipe your ass with your bare fingers and all will be well.
 
2014-02-10 10:12:51 AM  
Not new. Back in '06 when Apple put out their first Macbook, my roommate bought one. At least twice a day he'd be all "brb, internet cafe" and spend a dozen minutes with it on the crapper.
 
2014-02-10 10:14:32 AM  

Cymbal: I'm on the toilet right now you crazy germaphobes. I'm sure you all store your toothbrushes far away from your toilets too, right?


No, because it has a cover and I close the toilet lid before flushing, so ha!

Of course this is easy to do when you're single and no one fraks with your setup... Foreveralone.jpg
 
2014-02-10 10:15:08 AM  
I'm on the toilet right now so I'm getting a kick.
 
2014-02-10 10:25:50 AM  
I hardly watch cable, it's on, but it's more of a background noise. My desktop is hooked up to my TV so all my viewing comes from online sources. Can't use the phone on the crapper cause the bob tail kitty likes to sit on my lap and get pet, when it's not the cat, it's the dog sitting next to me giving sad eyes.
 
2014-02-10 10:26:41 AM  
no shiat
 
2014-02-10 10:30:49 AM  

Molavian: Toilet texting is f*cking gross.  Keep your electronics away from where you sh*t.


Put it DOWN?!
That's just crazy talk
 
2014-02-10 10:37:24 AM  
As opposed to figuratively being on the toilet?

Stop using the word "actually" where it isn't needed. Which is pretty much anywhere.
 
2014-02-10 10:44:30 AM  
40% Texting or Calling while on the Throne? That's it, I'm not answering my phone anymore.
 
2014-02-10 10:51:23 AM  
Let's see: TV, MacBook, IPhone, 2 Ipods, Kindle, an old desktop that has become a glorified jukebox - other "digital" items include my microwave, coffemaker, CD and DVD players. So that's 10. Who has only 4 digital devices?
 
2014-02-10 10:55:48 AM  
I don't see any problem with texting on the can - what, you think you're going to get cooties via text?

But talking while in the bathroom, that's just crass, rude and disgusting.

/Lyndon Johnson
 
2014-02-10 11:00:16 AM  

SonOfSpam: I don't see any problem with texting on the can - what, you think you're going to get cooties via text?

But talking while in the bathroom, that's just crass, rude and disgusting.

/Lyndon Johnson


I have a fart app that I use on high volume if the person in the next stall is talking. 90% of the time they hang up quick.
 
2014-02-10 11:05:14 AM  
 ... I'm behind the times, but damn glad to say I do have a toilet ...
 
2014-02-10 11:08:58 AM  
Well, a phone, a desktop computer, and a TV... that's three digital devices right there.

A music player of any sort is probably digital and e-readers are fairly common, too, without really being expensive or gimmicky, just updates of tech that has been popular for half a century.

So... basically trying to spin this as some sort of "gadget addiction" is just another version of getting outraged that 99% of poverty-line households have a refrigerator.  This is literally the same stuff that we've been putting in every household since the early 1900s, the form factor just changes occasionally because PC > typewriter > stocked writing desk with stationery and shiat.
 
2014-02-10 11:18:35 AM  

skeevy420: I hardly watch cable, it's on, but it's more of a background noise. My desktop is hooked up to my TV so all my viewing comes from online sources. Can't use the phone on the crapper cause the bob tail kitty likes to sit on my lap and get pet, when it's not the cat, it's the dog sitting next to me giving sad eyes.


Dog giving you sad eyes?!
Of course!!
You're messing up his waterbowl!!

And for the rest of you wannabe-hipsters in this thread, I don't even OWN a toilet.
Just the kitchen sink for #1 and a flower box hanging outside my window for #2.
And I've been doing this before it was cool.
 
2014-02-10 11:22:32 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Let's see: TV, MacBook, IPhone, 2 Ipods, Kindle, an old desktop that has become a glorified jukebox - other "digital" items include my microwave, coffemaker, CD and DVD players. So that's 10. Who has only 4 digital devices?


I was wondering how they defined "digital device". Just connected to the TV (digital device) I have four game consoles, an Apple TV, and a computer. Would my antenna count, since it's used for digital broadcast? What about my car stereo (digital tuner for analog broadcast), or would it need to be an HD radio to count?
 
2014-02-10 11:40:48 AM  
pffffffffft. I send smoke signals from my outhouse.
 
2014-02-10 11:48:10 AM  
*bwaaaaaaaaaap!*
 
2014-02-10 11:53:11 AM  
I was going to make a funny Rescue Rangers reference but I noticed GIS find a disturbing number of ultra high def .png screen grabs of Gadget Hackwrench...

Why would they need all those pixels .... OH GOD GET THE BRAIN BLEACH!
 
2014-02-10 12:01:29 PM  
I'm sorry, but potty time is private time.  The only piece of tech you'll see me drag in the bathroom is a Kindle, the eInk type.

/Yes, there is a TV and phone in one of my bathrooms, but that's for getting ready in the morning, which != dropping a deuce.
 
2014-02-10 12:14:36 PM  
You people need more fiber in your diet.
I can barely read a paragraph in an open magazine and I'm done.
 
2014-02-10 12:17:34 PM  

busy chillin': pffffffffft. I send smoke signals from my outhouse.


Might I suggest cutting back on the Taco Bell?
 
2014-02-10 12:23:38 PM  

Betep: You people need more fiber in your diet.
I can barely read a paragraph in an open magazine and I'm done.


I agree. But my friend told me it is a scam. It doesn't take him 15 minutes, but it takes him 15 minutes. My cousin does that as well.

I just don't need a break enough to be in there and just hang out.
 
2014-02-10 12:35:43 PM  
iPhone, laptop, Kindle Fire.
TV with Roku box, Wii, DVD player, connected to Mohu Leaf OTA antenna (cordcutter).
Don't text on the potty.
Garmin Nuvi for the car. CD player in the car doesn't work.
 
2014-02-10 12:54:20 PM  
Urm...  7 laptops, 3 desktops, 1 server,  5 kindles/tablets, 4 smartphones, 2 xbox 360s, 1 xbox one, PS4,  (just got rid of Wii), 2 TVs.

Fairly lightweight compared to our friends.
 
2014-02-10 12:54:31 PM  

busy chillin': Betep: You people need more fiber in your diet.
I can barely read a paragraph in an open magazine and I'm done.

I agree. But my friend told me it is a scam. It doesn't take him 15 minutes, but it takes him 15 minutes. My cousin does that as well.

I just don't need a break enough to be in there and just hang out.


I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that you do not have young children.  I hide in my bathroom like I was a Haitian refugee.
 
2014-02-10 12:59:21 PM  

StanleyPuff: busy chillin': Betep: You people need more fiber in your diet.
I can barely read a paragraph in an open magazine and I'm done.

I agree. But my friend told me it is a scam. It doesn't take him 15 minutes, but it takes him 15 minutes. My cousin does that as well.

I just don't need a break enough to be in there and just hang out.

I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that you do not have young children.  I hide in my bathroom like I was a Haitian refugee.


A 4 year old and an 18 month old. My friend thought I was weird too for not utilizing that opportunity. * shrugs * I've been weird for a while now.
 
2014-02-10 01:03:58 PM  

StanleyPuff: busy chillin': Betep: You people need more fiber in your diet.
I can barely read a paragraph in an open magazine and I'm done.

I agree. But my friend told me it is a scam. It doesn't take him 15 minutes, but it takes him 15 minutes. My cousin does that as well.

I just don't need a break enough to be in there and just hang out.

I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that you do not have young children.  I hide in my bathroom like I was a Haitian refugee.


Since when does being in the bathroom stop you being bugged in bathroom when you have little kids?   Mine are older now so that's less of a problem.  Now its just the dog trying to figure out what I'm doing in there.
 
2014-02-10 01:17:59 PM  
Offbeat Survey Findings: The GPS coordinates of your toilet.
 
2014-02-10 01:25:39 PM  
As a proud member of the Glorious PC Master Race, the only "digital device" I need are a cell phone (no data) and a kindle (the book kind, not the Angry Birds Edition)

Bow down, peasants.
 
2014-02-10 01:29:33 PM  
.. but mostly because I'd rather grow taste buds in my rectum than type on a touch screen.
 
2014-02-10 01:43:19 PM  

cardex: I have a fart app that I use on high volume if the person in the next stall is talking. 90% of the time they hang up quick.


Link?  I need that app!  The amount of calling that goes on in the work bathrooms is astonishing.

But to you people that make calls when on the crapper: do you think that we can't hear the echoes of your voice bouncing off the tiling?  Or the splashing and plopping, and grid help us, the grunting as you strain at your bowels?

Seriously?

Do you think that no-one notices?

And wash your hands when you're done, you slob.  Jeeze....
 
2014-02-10 01:57:18 PM  

VladTheEmailer: I'm usually masturbating when I'm texting or calling...

...or on Fark...


First Lady Barbara Bush naked.
First Lady Barbara Bush naked.
First Lady Barbara Bush naked.

I that doesn't stop you, try this picture.

George Herbert Walker Bush in his tighty whiteys.
George Herbert Walker Bush in his tighty whiteys.
George Herbert Walker Bush in his tighty whiteys.
 
2014-02-10 01:57:47 PM  

Molavian: Toilet texting is f*cking gross.  Keep your electronics away from where you sh*t.


I don't understand this mentality. It's not like you're going to get hepatitis, or e-coli from a text sent from the toilet. You can't hear toilet noises in a text either.

/Sent from my android while sitting on the toilet.
 
2014-02-10 01:59:10 PM  
iJunk
n. Any device incurring enormous amounts of wasted time and emotional energy to the exclusion of normal daily living.
 
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