It seems that Londoners suffered from a brand new disease also known as e-anxiety.
In more detail, a fresh study conducted by Sky Broadband has found that 57 per cent of Londoners felt worried and uncomfortable when they could not check their Facebook accounts or emails.
It also seems that women (52 per cent) were more likely to suffer from this digital disease than men (46 per cent), despite the fact that the latter spend more time online (26 per cent admitted spending six hours online on a daily basis).
In addition, 60 per cent thought they knew more about the world wide web than the “average person” despite the fact that 25 per cent were convinced that Apple built the internet.
Jon Blumberg from Sky Broadband said:
“Our results reveal that the demand for unlimited broadband has turned much of the nation into Gigabyte Britain, addicted to their emails and social media accounts without worrying about knowing how stuff works or who built it in the first place.
“They just want good value and reliable internet access whether they are at home, in the office, or on the move.”
The study also found that 32 per cent of survey respondents checked their emails at least 6 times per day – that’s excluding working hours.
Finally – 23 per cent said that they never used any social networking platform and a further 22 per cent said they never watched videos online. Talk about missing out on videos of cute cats on YouTube.