Smartphones are the biggest constant of our lives nowadays. Everybody has one and checks it at least every 10 minutes. A recent study conducted with students from six Istanbul-based universities revealed that young adults spend 196 minutes on the applications on their smartphones every day.
The students pointed out that they spend 107 minutes of the total 194 minutes on social media applications such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat.
"The top three most used applications are Instagram with 56 minutes, WhatsApp with 47 minutes and YouTube with 21 minutes," said Serkan Ünsal, the founder of Startups.watch & FintechStartup.
The study also revealed that the students listen to music for 13 minutes on average, play games for 15 minutes and spend time on other apps for 14 minutes on their smartphones.
While the average time spent on WhatsApp did not change compared to the previous year, time spent on Instagram increased from 18 minutes to 56 minutes, YouTube increased from four to 21 minutes, and the time spent on Snapchat decreased from 14 to seven minutes.
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