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Do You Wake Up With Your Smartphone?

A new Cisco Connected World is now out showing just how pervasive that connectivity is among Gen Y.

The study asked 1,800 people between the ages of 18 and 30 about their attitude and use of technology. It's the second time Cisco has conducted the Connected World Gen Y study. In 2011, the report found that the majority of Gen Y respondents could not live without the Internet in their lives.

Going deeper for 2012, the study found that Internet usage starts first thing in the AM. Three out of four respondents admitted to checking email while still in bed. Over the course of the day in the U.S., 40 percent of respondents said they checked their phone at least once every 10 minutes.

Eating doesn't seem to slow the use of smartphones either, with 56 percent of U.S. respondent indicating that they use their devices during meals.

"We do have 206 bones in our body," Neil Wu Becker, Director of Global Research at Cisco said. "The 207th could arguably be the smartphone."

Read the full story at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet:
Cisco's Connected World Report: Gen Y is Always Connected

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.