Mobile devices and apps have driven the increased use of the internet all over the world, and some might find the amount of time people spend on mobile devices surprising. A new infographic from Delvv examines current app use, and concludes that there is an obesity epidemic when it comes to mobile device use.
Apps make up the majority of the time spent on mobile devices. In the U.S., people spend 778 billion minutes per year using apps. That equates to 1.5 million years of mobile screen time per year. And Facebook takes up the largest amount of attention, with entertainment apps making up the second largest segment.
Gaming, messaging and social apps also take up a significant portion of user screen time. In fact, according to the infographic, games are like sugar for the brain and are super addictive.
But it’s millennials who are perhaps most addicted to mobile and social apps. Each month, 18-34 year olds spend an average of more than 46 hours on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr and Twitter combined. And just over an hour a day on Tinder equates to nearly 500 hours a year on Tinder looking for dates.
Check out the infographic below for more information about the mechanisms that facilitate mobile addiction.