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Poll: Do you take "technology breaks"?

A new eircom survey says that 1.3 million Irish people want to stay connected 24/7.

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ACCORDING TO A new technology survey from Eircom, Ireland is a tech-savvy nation where a quarter of a million of us check emails on holidays.

Its household sentiment survey showed that 1.3 million Irish people want to stay connected 24/7, and that the Irish home has four potential online devices.

Checking email first thing in the morning is a routine for a quarter of us, while tablet ownership has doubled in the last six months.

With technology so prevalent in people’s lives, some are seeing ‘technology breaks’ as a positive thing. Psychology Today has written about the ‘amazing power’ of tech breaks, while the more recent story about a four-year-old needing therapy for iPad addiction could have others questioning their tech usage.

For some, a tech break is a temporary thing, lasting a few hours, while for others it could mean days or even weeks.

Do you take “technology breaks”?


Poll Results:

No, I never do (872)
Yes - breaks of a day or more (630)
Sometimes but not regularly (500)
Yes - short breaks of up to a few hours (428)




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