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PEW: New Pew Internet report on cell phone internet use

New Pew Internet report on cell phone internet use

Pew released new findings on cell phone internet use and the role of mobile phones in Americans’ online browsing habits. The full report is available at

The main finding is that 63% of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online, a figure that has doubled since Pew first started tracking internet usage on cell phones in 2009. In addition, 34% of these cell internet users say that they mostly go online using their cell phone. That means that 21% of all adult cell owners now do most of their online browsing using their mobile phone—and not some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.

Quote from Pew:

“A majority of the public now owns a smartphone, and mobile devices are playing an increasingly central role in the way that Americans access online services and information,” said Aaron Smith, a Senior Researcher at the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. “For many, such as younger adults or lower-income Americans, cell phones are often a primary gateway to online content—a development that has particular relevance to companies and organizations seeking to reach these groups.”

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Posted on: September 16, 2013, 1:34 pm Category: Uncategorized

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