I can answer the question, “what one thing would you take with you in a fire,” with certainty. About a year ago my husband and I were staying at a hotel when the fire alarm went off in the middle of the night. We leaped out of bed and prepared to join the other guests streaming down the hall to the exits. But before we left the room I rummaged through my purse and grabbed my iPhone.
Yes, my iPhone. I didn’t bother with my wallet, ID or anything else. In a fire we now know that I would take my iPhone. Frightening? Maybe, but my husband wasn’t surprised in the least.
So I decided to have some Friday fun with the GFM employees as well and sent out an internal survey to learn a little more about everyone’s social media and mobile device usage habits. Our secrets are exposed below.
We did also ask everyone what social media sites they check before even getting out of bed in the morning. Facebook won with 35.3 percent, however, the majority of our team is able to hold off on posts and tweets until they have at least gotten up to shower. As you can imagine, I am not one of them. Have you seen this clip of Tom on Parks & Recreation when he cannot use his cell phone? That’s me (and Jon Woods and Jim Licko too).
Play along and let us know where you fall on the spectrum! Do you grab your iPhone as soon as your eyes open every morning or have you found a way to shut down from time to time? We’d love to hear from you.
~Alexis Anderson – Self-admitted iPhone, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Foursquare fanatic