Online Video 2013
The percent of online adults who upload or post videos online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31%. The share of online adults who watch or download videos has also grown from 69% of online adults in 2009 to 78%, with mobile phones playing a key role.
The Mobile Difference
of Pew Internet’s mobile connectivity findings and their implications for libraries
Cell Phone Activities 2013
50% of cell owners download apps to their phones; 48% listen to music services; video calling has tripled since 2011; texting remains a popular activity
Cell Internet Use 2013
57% of American adults use their cell phone to go online. 21% of cell phone owners say they mostly access the internet using their phone.
More social media users are adding location information to their posts, and most smartphone owners use location-based information services.
Broadband and smartphone adoption demographics
In recent years internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones have exploded in popularity, offering an alternate form of “home” internet access.
Home Broadband 2013
Seven in ten American adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Another one in ten Americans lack home broadband but do own a smartphone.
Teens and Mobile Apps Privacy
58% of American teens have downloaded an app to a cell phone or tablet. More than half of teen apps users have avoided an app due to concerns about sharing their personal information.
51% of U.S. Adults Bank Online
32% of adults transact bank business on their mobile phones
Internet phone calling is on the rise
In our last reading in late 2012, when over 80% of Americans were internet users, we found that 30% of them had placed online phone calls.