The number of Americans ages 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35%, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to 24%. Overall, the number of people who have a tablet or an e-book reader among those 16 and older now stands at 43%.
A report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project finds that online video is growing. 78% of online adults watch or download videos online, up from 69% in 2009, and the share of internet users who upload or post video online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31% today.
Half of cell owners download apps to their phones and 48% listen to music services. Video calling has tripled since 2011, while texting remains a popular activity.
With 91% of all Americans now owning a cell phone, 57% of all American adults are cell internet users. The proportion of cell owners who use their phone to go online has doubled since 2009.
30% of social media users now tag their posts with their location, while 74% of smartphone owners get directions or other information based on their current location and 12% use a geosocial service to “check in” to locations or share their whereabouts with friends.
As teens gain access to mobile devices, they have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy.
A majority of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing and make teaching writing easier, but also worry that they are having some undesirable effects.
For the first time, a third (34%) of American adults ages 18 and older own a tablet computer like an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Kindle Fire.
For the first time in Pew Research Center polling, a majority of Americans–56%–say they now own a smartphone of some kind.
Our recent surveys show that 87% of American adults have a cell phone, along with 78% of American teenagers ages 12 to 17.