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Good news by phone, bad by text – modern day communication habits

Brits deliver good news over the phone but are three times more likely to text if it’s bad, new research has shown. A study into the modern day communication habits of 2,000 people highlighted the tendency to hide behind technology if delivering difficult or gloomy news. In fact, a quarter would prefer to send condolences [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Two thirds of parents admit to ‘snooping’ on children’s online and mobile activity

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One in five parents have been ‘shocked’ by content they have discovered on their children’s emails, texts or Facebook account, a new report has found. The alarmingly high figure emerged amid a study of 2,000 parents of kids aged 10-17, which showed 61% regularly snoop on their kids. It also emerged that one in five [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

‘Double screening’ – 80% now regularly tweet, text or browse whilst watching TV

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Millions of Brits are ‘double screening’ – by watching television, while playing computer games or texting and tweeting from a mobile phone or iPad at the same time, a new study has  revealed. Researchers found that our love of interacting and sharing with others during TV shows mean eight in ten Brits now use a [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Mobile life – iPhone users are image conscious, Blackberry users earn the most

iPhone owners are more vain and spend more on clothes and grooming than those who have BlackBerrys, it has been revealed. A lifestyle study of 2,000 smartphone users found people with an iPhone are more image conscious and generally rate themselves more attractive than those with other handsets. But BlackBerry owners, however, are busier, send [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Profile of the Modern Family- 3 mobiles, 3 laptops, and five hours of TV a day

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The average modern family now own 3 mobiles and 3 PCs or laptops between them, research has revealed. The findings emerged in a study of 2000 families, and revealed that technology has a huge impact, with 6 devices spread across the average four-person family. It also emerged that every day, families watch five hours and [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Not so Talkative- 40% of mobile phone users admit conversation is dying

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40% of mobile phone users admit conversation is dying, a study has found. Research into mobile phone usage by Vodafone found that even if cost was not a factor, nearly half of mobile owners STILL wouldn’t speak more on the phone. In fact, the average mobile phone user has around 70 contacts on their phone [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Modern Mobile use- 1/3 would answer during sex

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One in three busy Brits believe it’s acceptable to answer a mobile phone call during sex, it has been revealed. The true extent to which our hectic lives and busy work schedules intrude on our most intimate moments were revealed in a study carried out among more than 2,000 adults. As well as the third [...]


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Mobile offices- e-mail dominates landline in office communications

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One in four British adults are too nervous to use the telephone, according to new research. The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 office workers, and shows 28% avoid picking up the phone at all costs. Most common fears of using the phone at work include never knowing who is on the other end, [...]


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Brits stung by calls to Olympic Guests

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Brits are being warned they could incur up to £200(1) in unexpected mobile call charges when they phone friends and family visiting from abroad during the Olympics, according to a new study. The report by mobile telecoms operator Lebara reveals that one in ten UK households(2) will host visitors from abroad during the Olympic Games, [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Bosses taking holiday liberties

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A quarter of bosses think it is acceptable to ring employees while they are on holiday, according to new research. A study of 2,000 employers shows that unless staff are willing to travel to far-reaching destinations such as the Maldives or the Caribbean, they are considered fair game for texts, phone calls and emails. In [...]


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