Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pew report on mobile internet use

pew report mobile Internet use.

UK readers must realse how prevalent blackberry ownership is in the states compared to the UK . The rates of growth are worth noting .

an April 2009 survey (just published) by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that 56% of adult Americans have accessed the internet by wireless means, such as using a laptop, mobile device, game console, or MP3 player. The most prevalent way people get online using a wireless network is with a laptop computer; 39% of adults have done this.

The report also finds rising levels of Americans using the internet on a mobile handset. One-third of Americans (32%) have used a cell phone or Smartphone to access the internet for emailing, instant-messaging, or information-seeking. This level of mobile internet is up by one-third since December 2007, when 24% of Americans had ever used the internet on a mobile device. On the typical day, nearly one-fifth (19%) of Americans use the internet on a mobile device, up substantially from the 11% level recorded in December 2007. That’s a growth of 73% in the 16 month interval between surveys.


Anonymous said...

It is amazing how much more important one's internet connection is now that so many people rely on it for their daily needs!

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SIA said...

Speaking of that Pew Research report, a representative of Pew just discussed its findings in a recent podcast about changing online demographics.