64% Of Americans Watch Mobile Online Video At Work [Infographic]

By Megan O'Neill 

Do you sneak a peak at online video on your mobile device while you’re at work?  If so, it seems that you’re in the majority.  An infographic from Column Five and video hosting service Wistia reports that a whopping 64 percent of Americans watch online video on their mobile devices in the workplace.  And the lengths that many of these people will go to in order to get their online video fix are a little bit crazy.

According to the infographic, Workplace Confidential, 47 percent of those watching mobile video in the workplace have hidden their mobile devices under the table, 42 percent have faked a trip to the bathroom, and 9 percent have pretended to tie their shoes to get a mobile video fix!

So what exactly are people watching on their mobile devices while at work?  According to the stats, which are based on a Harris Interactive Poll, the majority of the videos being watched are news clips, clocking in at 25 percent, and 17 percent are company videos.  However, 15 percent admit to watching viral videos, 12 percent are watching videos on their social networking sites, 11 percent are watching sports videos and 3 percent even admitted to watching porn (seriously?!).

Check out the full infographic below, which we discovered via Tubefilter, and let us know what you think.  Do these statistics surprise you?  What sort of online video (if any) do you watch on your mobile device while at work?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.