#OnAHoliday: Social media obsession increases when holidaying

  • IANS, London
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  • Updated: Aug 01, 2014 17:33 IST

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If posting, tweeting to tagging ourselves at different locations has become a trend, latest research says that many Britons become 16 times more addicted to social media while holidaying.

According to Online Travel Agency, sunshine.co.uk, a gadget freak tourist from Britain will update his Facebook status 10 times, send 23 text messages, post four tweets and add two pictures to his Instagram account when abroad.

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The site carried out the research and found that many Britons admit to finding it difficult to distance themselves from their gadgets and gizmos whilst on holiday abroad, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

As many as 89 percent of respondents admitted that they took their mobile phone abroad on holiday with them on their last trip, whilst 39 percent had taken a tablet device, 26 percent had taken an e-reader of some description and 11 percent had taken a laptop.

Many Britishers admitted to using social media abroad with 41 percent revealing they want 'to stay in the loop with everything back home in Britain. A further 41 percent said the like 'to brag about my holiday’.


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