. 48% of the people us smart phones for business and 52% use them for personal uses. . Age group of18-24 usually have an average of 29% of people who use smart phones. . 25-34 usually have an average of 18.2%. . 45-54 usually have an average of 10.4%. . 65 and above usually trail behind with an average of 4.9%.
. About a third of Americans use smart phones. . 27% are white, 33% are African American, both Asian and Hispanics have 45% . these statistics are higher when accounting for recent phone purchases. . In 2007 about 4.8% used smart phones, 6.1% men and 3.4%women. . In 2008 about 9.9% used smart phones, 12.2% men and 7.8% women. . Smart phone users are increasing every year.
Effects of smart phones . Smart phones provide students with the opportunity to carry internet in their pockets. . The question will be how are the phone features used? . Most students use smart phones for music and communication instead of research and homework. . Smart phones could decrease productivity because some people are addicts. It could also increase productivity due to speed and advanced technology. . Smart phones have a good effect on social engagement and communication. It makes it easier and faster to communicate with them because of the features.
Smart phone research and findings . The Pew Project for Excellency in journalism had a research on what people think about smart phones. . They found out that 47% of Americans believe smart phones are useful. . Zokem had a research on how people use smart phones. . Zokem found out that the top smart phone usage category are messaging and related services including email txt and multimedia. . This category has 671 monthly usage minutes while applications have 667 monthly usage minutes. . Huffington had a research on smart phone effects. He found out that addiction is the major problem because 70% of teenagers admitted to not sleeping because of smart phones. . The national cancer institute had a research on smart phones and our health. . they stated that there is no connection smart phones and our brain therefore it makes smart phones safe to use.
CONCLUSION . Smart phones have good and bad sides. . According to the research smart phones only have the disadvantages of addiction and not using for the right purposes some times. . With the type of world that we have today smart phones are very useful. . It makes everything that we do faster and very easier because it has so many good uses that we need. . I think that smart phones do have an effect on education in both good and bad ways. It makes it easier to research but some students abuse them. . This also applies to productivity, communication in the work place and social engagement. . the technology could help on productivity and communication in the work place and this will speed up everything but could slow down work if we get carried away. . In conclusion I think we really need smart phones these days therefore they have good effects.