I’d venture to guess that the home row of my iPhone is very similar to that of most people my age: phone, email, iMessage, and then a utility spot that’s for a commonly used for an app I get from the app store. Today, it’s Spotify. Next month, it could be Instagram or some random meditation app because I’m going through a heady phase. But when it all comes down to it, my phone is going to die for one of the following reasons: I’m texting too much, I’m constantly refreshing Instagram, or I’m endlessly scrolling my Twitter feed that’s accompanying something that’s happening live on television.
One thing it will never die from? Me being on the phone for too long. And I’m not alone.
LivePerson did a study of 3,000 smartphone users between the ages of 18 and 65. So pretty much the only people that matter. What they found was that those between the ages of 18 and 24 are, in fact, pieces of shit who use Snapchat more than any other app. And to boot, they’d rather get rid of their actual phone app than Snapchat, signaling that the art of the phone call is officially dead.
Per Business Insider:
But for 18- to 24-year-olds, the phone app lost out to a more modern competitor: Snapchat. If they had to choose only one app to keep on their phone, 35% of respondents would choose text, 17% would choose Snapchat, and only 14% would choose the phone. Nine percent chose Pokémon Go.
Yep, that’s the world we live in. As someone who’s just a tinge too old to fully understand all of Snapchat’s features, checking it once a day before I hit the ol’ sack is enough for me. After all, for people ages 35 to 64 (you know, closer to my age – *insert wide-eyed emoji*) the most commonly used apps are (in order from most to least used) text messaging, email, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and then the phone app.
If you hadn’t already lost hope, I’m sorry for how you feel right at this very moment. .
[via Business Insider]