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  • joly 2:42 pm on 06/29/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Pew: 48.4% of U.S. adults access #Internet via cell phones #broadband 

    A new Pew survey Cell Internet Use 2012 finds that Americans are increasingly using cell phones to access the Internet.

    Some 88% of U.S. adults own a cell phone of some kind as of April 2012, and more than half of these cell owners (55%) use their phone to go online. We call these individuals “cell internet users” throughout this report, and this represents a notable increase from the 31% of cell owners who said that they used their phone to go online as recently as April 2009.

    Moreover, 31% of these current cell internet users say that they mostly go online using their cell phone, and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer. That works out to 17% of all adult cell owners who are “cell-mostly internet users”—that is, who use their phone for most of their online browsing.

    Pew cellphone use 2012

    The survey reinforces the idea of a “new digital divide”:

    Young adults and non-whites are especially likely to use their cell phones for the majority of their online activity:

    Nearly half of all 18-29 year olds (45%) who use the internet on their cell phones do most of their online browsing on their mobile device.
    Half (51%) of African-American cell internet users do most of their online browsing on their phone, double the proportion for whites (24%). Two in five Latino cell internet users (42%) also fall into the “cell-mostly” category.

    Additionally, those with an annual household income of less than $50,000 per year and those who have not graduated college are more likely than those with higher levels of income and education to use their phones for most of their online browsing.

    Read the full report:

     
  • joly 6:15 pm on 03/29/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cell phones, slate,   

    “Can You Hear Me Now? Why Your Cell Phone Is So Terrible” DC 4/2 – webcast available 

    Join Slate and the New America Foundation on Friday, April 2, for a conversation with Slate‘s Farhad Manjoo and Tim Wu and New America’s Sascha Meinrath and Nicholas Thompson about the sorry state of American mobile technology.

    The panel discussion, “Can You Hear Me Now? Why Your Cell Phone Is So Terrible,” will take place at the New America Foundation, 1899 L St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C., at 10 a.m. on April 2.  (If you can’t be there in person, Slate and New America will be streaming the “Can You Hear Me Now” event live.)

    This event marks the second collaboration between Slate and the New America Foundation as part of the “Future Tense” series

     
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