Are you really texting me from the toilet?

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Quentin Hardy parses a new survey showing that one-in-five male coworkers and one-in-eight female ones have joined a conference call from the toilet:

This is, in a sense, a testimony to our collective passion for communication and contact over all other needs, and a lesson in how quickly ideas of decorum adjust to the times. It is also a decent read on brand-related habits. If someone is making or taking calls while on the toilet, they are most likely using a BlackBerry. Using an app or playing on Facebook most often is done on an iPhone. And in general, Android owners are more likely than owners of other phones to use them on the toilet.

(Chart via Nathan Yau)

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