Amanda Lenhart conducted a brownbag lunch for Federal Trade Commission Staff in May 2009. The presentation covers Pew Internet teens and mobile phone use from 2004-2008 as well data on youth and
Amanda Lenhart conducted a brownbag lunch for Federal Trade Commission Staff in May 2009. The presentation covers Pew Internet teens and mobile phone use from 2004-2008 as well data on youth and gaming from early 2008.
Cell phones, but also mobile gaming devices – another element of mobile connectivity that’s worth thinking about. Millions of children have them, particularly the Sony DS, particularly young children.
Adult phone ownership from Dec 2007 gadgets
87% of cell phone users talk to their friends on a landline; 33% of cell owners talk to friends every day on landline.
45% had a cell phone in 2004 and 10% of them used it to go online 7% had a pda in 2004, and 2% used it to go online. But with advent of iphone/itouch & bberries more are going online with mobile phones. Price still an issue – data plans are expensive. Cheapest plan for iphone (in DC) =$75 a month pre-tax.
Adults: 11% use twitter or update a status online – (as of 6 months ago) – twitter users more mobile – more text, more mobile internet, more mobile news consumption. ComScore Media Metrix chart showing likelihood of twitter use as deviating from the mean. http://www.comscore.com/blog/2009/04/twitter_traffic_explodes.html Read chart as – orange line is average likelihood of using twitter. 18-24 year olds are 12% less likely to use twitter than average, 12-17 year olds 41% less likely to tweet. 25-34 years olds are 30% more likely to twitter…etc
Teens, Mobile & Games An Overview of Pew Internet Data Amanda Lenhart FTC Brownbag May 28, 2009