E-mail addiction growing in Philadelphia - Philadelphia News

July 30, 2008 8:51:51 AM PDT
A new survey puts Philadelphia in the top 20 e-mail addicted cities.

AOL conducted a nationwide survey and found that Philadelphia ranks #13 among the cities most addicted to using e-mail.

  • 50% of Philly email users have checked email from the bathroom
  • 50% have checked email while driving
  • 13% have checked email from religious services.
  • 26% of people from Philadelphia check email as soon as they wake up
  • 38% even check their email in the middle of the night
  • 50% of mobile email users in Philadelphia keep their BlackBerry or iPhone on their nightstand to keep from missing an email in the middle of the night.
  • 30% of email users in Philly have declared "email bankruptcy," deleting all of their email messages to start fresh, or are seriously considering doing so.
  • 21% have checked e-mail while on a date
  • 38% have checked e-mail at happy hour
  • 13% have checked e-mail from church

Also, according to the survey, almost one in five even look for vacation spots with email access.

The survey lists the top 10 cities most addicted to e-mail as:

  1. New York
  2. Houston
  3. Chicago
  4. Detroit
  5. San Francisco
  6. Sacramento
  7. Orlando
  8. Minneapolis-St. Paul
  9. Denver
  10. Phoenix