Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014
28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.
CDC: Two of every five U.S. households have only wireless phones
Two of every five U.S. households have no landline phones, but the growth rate of cord-cutting slowed last year.
Mobile apps collect information about users, with wide range of permissions
The Supreme Court will hear two cases this term about whether police can search the contents of a mobile device without a warrant.
More than half of Millennials have shared a ‘selfie’
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of those ages 25 to 32 have posted a “selfie” on a social media site; no other generation is nearly as inclined to do this.
The Web at 25
The World Wide Web, which turns 25 years old this March, is embedded in the lives of Americans: 87% now use the internet, up from just 14% in 1995. This explosive adoption has changed the way Americans get their news, perform their jobs, engage with their government and communicate with friends and family.
Behind Facebook’s WhatsApp purchase: A global appetite for texting
A median of 78% of mobile phone owners in emerging countries used their devices for texting.
Which developing nation leads on mobile payments? Kenya
A majority of Kenyans make or receive payments using cell phones.
Interactive: Technology Use and National Income
Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed.
E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps
The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.
Texting while driving may be common, but it’s illegal in most states
Number of states that ban texting while driving.