Cell phone owners go online to much

Cell phone owners that has a smartphone goes online two-thirds of the time they use their smartphone. People are using their smartphones to go on social networks, e-mailing, and surfing the Web.  According to Pew Internet & American Life Project, a survey was taken from April 17, 2009-May 13, 2013.

In this survey, the number of email use jumped from 25% to 52%, the number of internet being used jumped from 25% to 60%, and the number of total cell internet use has jumped from 31% to 63%. A smartphone has been used more for internet, rather than making phone calls. The number of owners that use their device to go online has doubled the amount of cell phone usage and still 21% of cell phone users use their smartphone more than their computer. It is about 91% of the people in the U.S. own a cell phone, but majority of the people use their smartphones to go online. The groups who access the Internet the most are: young adults 18 to 29 (85%), African-American (74%), college-educated (74%), financially well-off (79%), and urban residents (66%). Pew reports say "Cell owners between the ages of 50 and 64 experienced a larger-than-average 15 percentage point increase in the past year." Therefore, watch out for adults using their smartphones instead of kids, they are catching up with technology.

Brandon Teragawa
Brandon Teragawa