Facebook Addiction Up for the Young and Blasé

Yesterday, an Italian mobster was apprehended while he surfed around Facebook, but he’s far from the only Facebook user-turned-Facebook addict. In a survey of a thousand Internet users by Retrevo, a consumer electronics site, researchers made the following observations:

* 55% of the survey’s respondents over the age of 25 check Facebook at least once a day.
* 11% check Facebook every few hours, a figure that jumps to 18% for users under 25
* 50% look at Twitter or Facebook in before they go to sleep and as soon as they wake up

Apparently, email inspires similar feelings of addiction. Almost half of those under age 25 respond to email during meals, and 11 percent check their messages while they’re having sex.

Here’s a link to the survey.