Admit it, if you’re involved in social networking sites, you’ve checked your Facebook or Twitter while on the toilet doing your business. Both males and females between the ages of 18-24 make up 33% of those who have used their mobile devices to check their social page while on the john. Out of the 18-24 age group, about 21 hours a month is spent on social networking sites.

Mobile applications are on the rise and 63% of the growth in overall time spent using social media is due to mobile apps and mobile web usage. Out of all the smartphone users, 46% of social media users use their phones to access social media and 30% of all time spent on mobile devices is spent on social. These social apps aren’t just for your smartphone, but 16% of people use their tablet to access social media.

With all the usage of your cellphone throughout the day, including time spent on your mobile device on the toilet, your phone has to have attracted some bacteria. According to a study by Queen Mary, University of London, 1 in 6 cell phones have fecal matter on them. There is also more contamination on a cell phone than on the bottom of your shoe, on a toilet, on a doorknob, and 18 times more bacteria than a toilet flush handle. There are tens of thousands of germs on each square inch of your cellphone that can easily be killed with an antibacterial wipe, or a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. Bacteria can live on your phone for up to a week and should be cleaned every few days. It’s important to clean your phone because some mobile devices have 500 times the amount of germs than a toilet seat and 30% of viruses can make it to your finger tips just by touching the screen of someone else’s phone.

Social media has never been so disposable, and Twitter’s got a “roll” to play in it. Get Shitter is a roll of white cotton toilet paper that includes the entire contents of your Twitter feed. There have already been over 1,500 tweets containing #shitter. So, there it is: not only is Shitter fun and Twitter approved, it’s also soft and sensitive where it counts. The toilet paper is $35 and currently out of stock. So, before Tweeting on the toilet, be aware of the germs and clean your phone!

Check out the infographic below presented by emergencyplumber.uk.com to learn more about people’s social habits while on the loo.