Socialogue: Allergic to the Off Switch

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Global - Sixty-seven percent of people say they never or rarely turn off their mobile/smart phones. While they're not always talking on the phone, they want to be ready in case they get a call or need to make one. These people sit next to you at the movies or in the theater or at a ballgame. They are in nail salons and health clubs and wherever people are. They may even be you! Only 12% of people say their phones are off a lot of the time and 21% say they're off some of the time. The paradox? While we’re very busy connecting with those who are not near (which sometimes means only a room away),chances are we are much less present in the place we really are. It’s enough to give someone hives.

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Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) and Ipsos Global @dvisor are pleased to share the latest proprietary global infographic and commentary on the trends and behaviors that define people’s lives in today’s social media age.

More data and full technical details are available in the Detailed Tables document on the right.

For more information on this news release please contact:

Jill Wiltfong
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange

About Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange

Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) is Ipsos' global innovation center. This multi-disciplinary team of researchers, strategists, digital natives, and design technologists is blending advancements in technology and a cultural shift toward social interactions to create the future of research, one that is immersive, collaborative, authentic and relevant. SocialogueTM is an ongoing publication from Ipsos OTX which features proprietary, global infographics and commentary on social media trends and behavior. For more information on the current suite of Ipsos OTX social media research tools, to find more about our Futures initiatives or to obtain social media details by country, contact us at

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Socialogue: Allergic to the Off Switch


Jill Wiltfong
Senior VP, Marketing
Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange