Massachusetts Leads The Way In Unread Emails
Are you biting your nails, checking your phone over and over waiting for a response for that important email you sent days ago? Don’t hold your breath. Massachusetts leads the way in unread emails. Sorry.
It happens to all of us. We get hundreds of emails, texts and IM’s each day. The never ending data flow is non stop. We are looking down at our smart phones, swiping, reading, moving and deleting constantly. We are in constant contact with work, family, friends, our bank, our Dr, dentist, electrician and Amazon. That’s just this morning.
How Much Data Do We Consume?
Before the invention of wired communication, known as the telegraph, we had something called the Pony Express, that was active in 1860. Get this. Did you know that news, mail and information was carried by men on horses riding across the country? It took ten days to ride to Sacramento from Missouri. 1860 was ONLY 164 years ago. Our fathers grandfather could have been a rider for that 10 day ride!
Flash forward to today, the speed of data has reached an overwhelming pace. Let’s look at X, formerly Twitter. According to Omnicoreagency.com:
On average, 500 million tweets are shared every day. This can be further broken down to 6,000 tweets per second, 350,000 tweets per minute, and around 200 billion tweets every year. Just 160 years ago, it took 10 days. Now, 350,000 bits of information travel every sixty seconds.
Imagine the speed and the amount of data fifty years from now.
Congratulations! Massachusetts Leads The Way In Unread Emails
Well when you look at the above metrics, it’s not hard to see why emails can be missed. But the worst offenders are in Massachusetts.
According to a new study from Securedatarecovery.com, Massachusetts is NUMBER TWO, behind Alabama, when it comes to not reading emails.
People in Massachusetts have the #2 most unread emails with an average of 12.25 unopened.
Wait, what about my text?
Mass-holes also aren’t great at opening texts ranking 20th, with an average of 3.72 unread texts.
When is my spouse going to check in with me today?
People in Massachusetts rank among highest states for considering themselves high maintenance friends, proving they expect things like regular check-ins, calls, or face-to-face interactions.
48% nationally have had a relationship negatively impacted because of their slow response to messages.
I hope by the time you read this article, you received the email you have been sweating over.