Smartphone Ownership 2013
56% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind; Android and iPhone owners account for half of the cell phone user population. Higher income adults and those under age 35 lead the way when it comes to smartphone ownership.
Technology use by different income groups
Session focused on identifying and using appropriate technologies to conduct research on low-income populations.
‘How do they even do that?’: How Today’s Technology is Shaping Tomorrow’s Students
Amanda Lenhart talked about the technological milieu of today’s teens and college students as they grew from children to young adults and the ways in which each major new technological development disrupted our previous communication strategies
The First Cell Phone Call: Excerpt from “Networked: The New Social Operating System”
Happy 40th anniversary to the mobile phone call.
Teens and Technology 2013
Smartphone adoption among teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are â€œcell-mostlyâ€ internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone.
How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms
A survey of teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these middle and high school teachers are hampered by disparities in student access to digital technologies.
The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity
Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections.
Rural e-patients face access challenges
Rural residents in the U.S. lag behind those in suburban and urban areas when it comes to technology adoption.
Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed differences in how different demographic groups use technology at the WSU Elliott School of Communications’ annual Comm Week conference.
25% of American Adults Own Tablet Computers
A quarter of American adults now own tablet computers, a major increase from the first measurement of tablet ownership by Pew Internet in the late summer of 2010.