Last Thursday, Pew Research released a report
from its Internet & American Life Project showing that the cellphone is now Gadget No. 1 for Americans.
The report, the result of a survey of 3,001 American adults, compiled a list of the “seven key appliances of the information age.” The gadgets include cellphones, desktop and laptop computers, e-readers, MP3 players and game consoles.
Aaron Smith, a research specialist on the project, wrote in a blog post
that researchers found 85 percent of Americans over the age of 18 own a mobile phone, and that a staggering 96 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 “own a cellphone of some kind.”
The survey also found that three-quarters of Americans now own a desktop or laptop computer, up from 30 to 52 percent when the same study was conducted in 2006.Read More