Could you imagine if Ron Burgundy owned a cell phone? Actually, it's probably best if you don't visualize what he'd do with one, such things have a tendency to burn a permanent spot in your brain requiring years of therapy to remove. Though you may not want to picture Ron Burgandy firing off sext messages, there's a good chance you or someone you know actively engages in sexting.
Online adults who use Twitter are microblogging their thoughts twice as much as they were one year ago, according to a comprehensive study by Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Pew Research pinged over 2,200 adults, including 901 cell phone interviews, on their Twitter usage and then broke the results into several categories and demographics sure to excite statisticians.
Water is still wet, fire is still hot, and the air we breathe is still rich with oxygen. And in other news, teenagers are still really into text messaging. In case you had any doubts, Pew Internet rounded up a whole bunch of teens to discuss their smartphone and texting habits, and found that teens 12-17 years old send 60 text messages on any given day, up from 50 text messages in 2009.
Smartphones are bigger than feature phones, they're more complicated to use, and they're typically far more expensive, both in terms of upfront costs for the hardware and over the long haul when you factor in the required data charge every month for two years (assuming you're locked in a two-year service agreement). Nevertheless, smartphones now outnumber feature phones among U.S. adults, according to data by Pew Internet.
Nearly two-thirds of adult Internet users (65 percent) are plugged into at least one social networking site, such as MySpace, Facebook, or LinkedIn, according to a new report by Pew Internet. That's up from 61 percent from a year prior, and more than double what it was back in 2008 (29 percent). Pew draws some interesting conclusions out of those figures.
So how do you spend your typical day on the Internet? If you spend most of your time trying out new Chrome extensions, trolling forums or debating the pros and cons of one computer chassis over another, congratulations; you've taking the Maximum PC ethos to heart. Even so, you're probably forgetting just how often you shoot off emails or sift through Google search results. A new report says that those two activities are still the most popular time-sucks online. Shocker, huh?