Why mobile phone users texted millions of dollars in aid to Haiti earthquake relief and how they got their friends to do the same
Cell phones are owned by large majorities of people in major countries around the world, and they are used for much more than just phone calls. In particular, texting is widespread in both wealthy nations and the developing world. Social networking is also popular in many nations around the globe.
31% of text message users prefer texting to voice calls, and young adults stand out in their use of text messaging.
Mobile devices help solve problems, but also create new annoyances.
This symposium at SRCD's biennial meeting examines how adolescent boys and girls communicate with peers via text messaging.
Mobile health technology is being used to reach adolescent populations from different cultural backgrounds. Susannah Fox will add Pew Internet's data about health, mobile, and teens to the discussion.
Teens and adults use their cell phones to transmit and receive suggestive images - a practice often called "sexting." This talk outlines the demographics of who is sending and receiving these images and under what circumstances. Further, focus gro...
Mobile phones have become the hub of teens' communication with peers and others, and is increasingly a source of information as well as connection to others. This talk presents data about which teens have mobile phones, how they use them - texting...
The mainstream media offer the American public a divided view of how information technology influences society, according to a new PEJ study. Messages such as technology making life easier often vie with concerns about privacy and safety. How do the media portray technology? Which companies get the most coverage? Do social media and blogs treat the subject differently than traditional media? A year-long study of technology coverage answers these and other questions.
Adults make just as many calls, but text less often than teens. Americans say their mobile phones make them feel safer and more connected, but are irritated by cell intrusions and rudeness by other users.