If you sometimes feel guilty chatting with a friend on mobile/tablet in front of your desk during the working hours, you are not alone: a recent study of 3,500 American adults of different ages reveals 58% do so every day and feel guilty too. Here are the five most recent trends on how we use tech to consume media content and socialise from Deloitte, Kantar Woldpanel, Lightspeed GMI, and MobileIron.

The ‘mobile-first’ U.S. research agency MobileIron has surveyed 3,500 full- and part-time professionals to reveal a new hyper-connected demographic group: the so-called Generation Mobile or simply Gen M. These are either male office workers of 18-34 or older people with children under 18 year old at home, who constantly mix their work and personal communications on smartphone or tablet devices.

Over a half (55%) of UK adults have stopped browsing sites and looking for new content and products—instead they stick to two-three trusted sources of information. This data comes from the global media agency Carat’s Consumer Connection System research tool surveying 11,000 UK consumers and their media behaviour annually.

Ubiquitous connectivity has become the new norm of life—at least in the developed countries where the average level of Internet penetration is over 80%. In a new annual Global Digital Landscape study aimed to explore new digital habits and behaviours, the Nielsen team has surveyed 30,000 adults from 60 countries throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. 

The global IT corporation Microsoft has conducted a new survey of 13,200 users aged 16-64 years old from 13 countries —Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the UAE, the UK and the US—to find out to what extent digital technology changes their life. The findings from the study «Digital Trends 2015» has been grouped into three categories, as follows:  trends, the «Performers,» and the «Explorers.»

If you think your digital media planners do well and your budget on Internet ads is spent wisely, think twice. Following Google’s ad viewability report as of November 2014, which suggested that about 56% of all digital ads paid by advertisers are usually never seen by consumers, the Luxembourg-based startup Oxford BioChronometrics has proved that this number is actually much higher.