Study: Mothers Are Way More Tech Savvy Than You
9:45 am, April 20th | by Laura Donovan
New research by Nielsen and BabyCenter finds that moms are spending a significant amount of time using media and are among the earliest users of tech platforms. In other words, your good old Mama Bear may have taken a leap of faith with that iPhone before you gave in and purchased the trendy product yourself. The study reveals that mothers are 38 percent more likely to have an Internet TV device as well as 28 percent more likely to own a tablet. They’re also really good at multitasking, and while this isn’t a breaking discovery or anything, it’s rather neat to learn that one in four moms admits to “talking on the phone while watching TV or online and confessed to shuffling through social media sites while watching online video.” So when she calls you to ramble and you punch out an email as she talks, just know that she has probably done the same when chatting with you via phone before.
The lesson here is to have a little more faith in your mom when it comes to gadgets. You can giggle all you want when she calls you screaming that someone with a nude Twitter avatar and the username “SexySex” is following her, but she’s better with technological advancements than you think.