“I think it’s normal. It seems that Facebook transcends everything. It seems the world has become pretty paperless if people are using Facebook on the toilet.”
— University of St. Thomas senior Jeremy James in a TommieMedia report on an AIS Media survey that found that 27 percent of Americans accessed Facebook from their mobile phones while in the bathroom. Some St. Thomas students admitted to the practice, too.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.