Does the world have a problem with coordination? Is the increased level of drug ingestion causing people to lose their grip on the things that are most precious to them?
This certainly seems to be the case when one reads a blood-freezing piece of, no doubt, statistically pure analysis commissioned by online address-book site Plaxo.
Plaxo’s research stunningly reveals not only people’s utter incompetence in looking after their smartphones but also their desperate need for, well, Plaxo.
Allegedly, 19 percent of people drop their smartphones down the toilet. Please consider that for a moment. In the average family of five, it is likely that one of them has taken his or her smartphone into the bathroom and then, for reasons that would surely cause ordinary minds to boggle without pause, allowed it to slip into the watery beyond.
Some of these people will not have backed up their data, hence the great indispensability of Plaxo. But, wait. Just how common is this smartphone-in-toilet thing?
In one sense, clearly, frightfully common. In the sense of “ordinary, normal behavior,” well, yes, there was that incident in Norway not so long ago when a man got stuck trying to get his friend’s phone out of the toilet. That guy is a true homie.
But it was Digital Trends that explained to us just how common it all was, in a study that suggested 1 in 5 people take their smartphones with them into the loo where their phone takes a nose-dive into the toilet.Will someone soon invent the nonslip smartphone? Or would that be a little too utilitarian and a little too late?
Will someone soon invent the nonslip smartphone? Or would that be a little too utilitarian and a little too late?
If you are the 1 in 5 people that can’t get a grip on your phone, you might want to invest in a PhoneSoap.