“The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of their social interactions to their mental health. These changes have affected young people in every corner of the nation and in every type of household. The trends appear among teens poor and rich; of every ethnic background; in cities, suburbs, and small towns. Where there are cell towers, there are teens living their lives on their smartphone.”
Images sent between cellphones are on the rise as text messages continue to fall, according to CTIA, the trade association for the wireless industry. An industry report released this year said 2.19 trillion text messages were sent and received in 2012, about 5 percent less than a year earlier. In comparison, MMS, or multimedia messages that include photos and videos, grew by 41 percent to 74.5 billion in 2012.
People want their television to work like a TV. Sending tweets on Twitter, posting photos on Facebook and browsing the Web are best left to smartphones and tablets. Indeed, more than 40% of U.S. households with Internet-enabled TVs haven’t even bothered to hook them up to the Web.
It seems that 79 per cent of smartphone users check for their devices within 15 minutes of waking up. A majority – 62 per cent – don’t even wait 15 minutes, and grab their phones immediately…
On average, we visit the Facebook app or the site 13.8 times during the day, for two minutes and 22 seconds each time…
That’s roughly a fifth of all the time we spend communicating; it’s only slightly less time than we spend texting. On weekends, we check Facebook more than we text.
‘Mobile search is just broken. Everyone in this goes to Yelp and searches and each of us get the same result. That’s clearly a broken model because every one of us is going to do different things or have different favorites’ [Dennis Crowley] said, highlighting that Foursquare’s focus is on personalized search, with result tailored to the user based on their previous information.
1 in 4 teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.
To put this in context, this means that 14.5% of all Wikipedia page views now are via mobile… In the 15 months it has taken for mobile traffic to triple from 1 billion to 3 billion, overall Wikipedia traffic grew just 33 percent, indicating that many loyal readers are shifting their time to mobile devices,” adds Kapoor. “Secondly, when Wikipedia hit 500 million mobile page views two years ago, 71 percent of that traffic was to the English Wikipedia. Today, only 52 percent of mobile traffic is to English Wikipedia, illustrating that mobile growth has become a global phenomenon.