Mobile Phones Assist More Holiday Shoppers In Stores
Nearly six in ten cell owners used their phone inside a physical store for assistance or guidance on a purchasing decision this holiday season.
Mobile Connections to Libraries
Some 13% of those ages 16 and older have visited library websites or otherwise accessed library services by mobile device. This is the first reading in a national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project on this subject.
Social Networking Popular Across Globe
Many global publics use social networking sites to share their views on popular culture. Expressing opinions about politics, community issues and religion is particularly common in the Arab world.
Men, College Educated Are the Most Engaged News Consumers
While young people are much lighter news consumers generally, they get news on mobile devices as much as older users do. They also prefer a print-like experience when getting news through mobile apps.
Infographic: Visualizing the Future of Mobile News
See a selection of infographics presenting data from The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s Future of Mobile News report. The infographics are the result of a designer challenge issued by PEJ in collaboration with The Economist Group and data visualization website Visual.ly.
The Best and Worst of Mobile Phones
Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity the devices offer, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections.
Infographic: The Rise of Digital Politics: Social Media, Mobile Devices and the Campaign
The growth of social media and rapid adoption of internet-enable mobile devices have changed the way Americans engage in the political process. An infographic provides a summary of the latest data from national surveys taken during the 2012 campaign.
Cell Phones: They’re For More Than Just Making Calls
Fully 85% of American adults own a cell phone, and the devices have become a portal for an ever-growing list of activities. Taking photos and texting top the list.
Mobile Health Finds Its Market In Smartphone Owners
Over half of smartphone owners gather health information on their phones, compared with 6% of non-smartphone owners.
Internet Gains Most as Campaign News Source, But Cable TV Still Leads
Americans are following the presidential campaign more closely on nearly every news platform than they were earlier in the year.