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Fun Poll: How do you use your smartphone on transit?

Fun Poll: How do you use your smartphone on transit?

Many riders turn to their phones on transit!

It’s pretty normal to be surrounded in a sea of smartphones while in transit.

Gone are the days of chatting to your neighbour, burying yourself in a book or daydreaming out the window.

Now, I know this isn’t necessarily true—lots of people still participate in these activities.

A past Buzzer Blog poll on how you spend most of your time on transit confirms it even.

So why in my daily commute do I see so many people gazing into their smartphones?

Maybe I’m just sensitive because I don’t have data on my phone. Confined to WIFI zones, my internet connection is rarely mobile.

So despite previous poll results, from personal observation I’m inclined to believe that a good portion of riders are still hanging out with their smartphones while in transit.

So here’s my question: what are you doing on your phone?

Playing games? Streaming videos? Reading the news? Maybe you are randomly clicking your way deeper into the internet abyss?

I want to know! Take the poll and let a girl in on what it’s like to be connected.

Let us know by voting for your top-seven below, leaving a comment, tweeting us @TheBuzzer, or emailing us at thebuzzer@translink.ca! Also, let us know in the comments if we missed anything you like to do on your smartphone while on transit!

How do you use your smartphone on transit?

  • catch up on emails, texts and other messages (27%, 57 Votes)
  • read (news, articles, blogs) (24%, 50 Votes)
  • connect on social media (18%, 38 Votes)
  • play games (12%, 24 Votes)
  • stream music (11%, 22 Votes)
  • other (7%, 14 Votes)
  • stream videos (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 97

Author: Laura Tennant