Here’s a bit of interesting news from the blogosphere: fellow blogger and New York Times columnist David Pogue posted the results of a Business.com survey on BlackBerry use and family time, with some striking results. Apparently, 40% of those surveyed said having a BlackBerry increases their available family time, 48% said it left them with about the same amount of time and 12% said it decreased family time.
However, consultant Michael Urlocker was a little skeptical of the results and decided to conduct his own email survey among 50 of his business friends who own BlackBerrys. The results?
* 32% responded on the weekend
* More than 20% replied within two hours
* 6% replied while on a holiday or at vacation spots
* 14% replied Monday morning
In fairness, Pogue was also skeptical of the Business.com results, stating that they should’ve asked the BlackBerry owners’ spouses instead. Question of the day, folks: How does having a BlackBerry affect your family life?