Checking Facebook is the most common activity, with 18 percent of social networking users logging in to their personal accounts “while their heads are still on the pillow,” according to the 18-month survey (PDF). “Apps for news, weather and even Craigslist are all becoming a part of the morning routine for U.S. smartphone users,” the survey found. “After getting out of bed, among those who use such services, 23 percent access the Internet via their browsers, and 24 percent check their mail.”
The Ericsson survey includes a portion of the response from Sean, a 16-year-old male who is clearly meant to represent the typical American teenager:
When I get up, I turn off the alarm on my phone. I set it for 6:25 every morning. So I get up and turn that off. Then I check my email, clear all the emails from the morning. I usually make about two phone calls in the morning, one to my mom and one to my grandma. I usually check the Internet, like Facebook.