All those youths of today have been widely condemned for their wild, unmitigated sexting habits, but a forthcoming study suggests that maybe no one’s as crazy about sending their girlfriends mirror shots of their dicks as we once suspected.
So much for Obama’s presidency changing all of this: a new study reveals that online shoppers are less likely to purchase electronics from black or tattooed sellers.
Researchers from the University of Virginia posted 1,200 online classified ads for Apple iPods featuring three different hands: white, black or white with a tattoo. Turns out a lot of the buyers were extremely discriminatory because bids for iPods with the black or tattooed hands showing received 18 percent fewer offers. Read More
You probably think that constantly checking your phone gives off the impression that you’re a really busy person with tons of friends and an active social life that rivals Kim Kardashian’s, but it doesn’t. Nope, a new study reveals that you’re just anxiety-riddled loser like the rest of us. Read More
The days of lashing out at someone with homophobic or racist remarks online then adding “just kidding” and pretending everything is fine are over. According to a new poll conducted by the Associated Press and MTV, a most young people say the jokey disclaimer doesn’t make insults less offensive. Read More
Millennials are so lazy that they can’t even be bothered to sext anymore. According to a new study from MTV, fewer people in 14-to-24 age group are receiving explicit pictures compared to a few years ago. Of the 1,300 polled, 26 percent of them admitting to being involved in a form of sexting — a six percent drop since 2011. We’re guessing Snapchat had a little to do with that. Read More
In the future smartphones will likely replace at least one of our hands, but until then, we’re already doing a good job being attached to them. More than half of those surveyed in Britain discovered that they can’t sit and wait without clawing at the phone for amusement. Read More
Here’s a novel idea: Once you hit the pillow, turn off your phone. A new study (aren’t they all?) reveals that those spate of pre-slumber text messages are leading to a poor night’s sleep.
The Psychology of Popular Media Culture surveyed nearly 100 annoying college students about the quality of sleep and the average number of texts they send every day. Results showed that the more text messages sent, the worse off the night’s sleep is – probably due to all those tired fingers. Read More