‘I don’t spend that much time on my device.’ Yeah right, say researchers
A Stellenbosch University-led study looked at how people self-report time on social media and its effect on data
Ask your children how long they’ve spent on their digital devices in the past few days, then measure that against a log downloaded onto the device.
You’re likely to get a very different reading.
As it turns out, however, the same applies to adults: you might say you spent three hours on social media, when in fact you spent six — and in that moment you help create flaws in the science of things...