Here’s an arousing study, checking Facebook or Twitter is more tempting than sex. At least that’s according to Chicago University’s Booth Business School. Researchers there conducted a week-long poll in Germany to log the 250 participants’ willpower and desires over seven days. Participants were required to report when they experienced a desire within 30 minutes and whether they succumbed to that desire.
The online poll revealed the yearning to interact through tweets, photos, and comments was stronger than sex and even cigarettes.
“Desires for media may be comparatively harder to resist because of their high availability and also because it feels like it does not cost much to engage in these activities, even though one wants to resist,” Wilhelm Hofmann, the study’s lead author, told the Los Angeles Times.
He also suggested it strikes a high note in terms of desire because in the case, of cigarettes and alcohol, social media is also a lot cheaper.
So do you prefer social media over sex?
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Kevin writes: Heck No….people take social media way to serious… Anytime you take social media over human contact and interaction something is wrong
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And that’s today’s helping of Online Dish.