REVEAL: Some of the most popular cell phone activities in 2013. http://pewrsr.ch/1eUF9Id
Which ones do you do?

REVEAL: Some of the most popular cell phone activities in 2013. http://pewrsr.ch/1eUF9Id

Which ones do you do?

Cell Phone Activities in 2013

We’ve got fresh data on who is performing what kinds of activities on their cell phones today.

But — before you look, see if you can arrange these activities in order of most popular (among cell owners):

  • access the internet
  • send or receive text messages
  • get directions, recommendations, or other location-based information
  • send or receive email
  • download apps
  • “check in” or share their location
  • listen to music
  • participate in a video call or video chat

Answers will be revealed shortly.

91% of Americans are cell phone owners.  57% go online using a mobile phone. 21% of all adult cell owners now do most of their online browsing using their mobile phone—and not some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.
New data: http://pewrsr.ch/14VCt8Q

91% of Americans are cell phone owners.  57% go online using a mobile phone. 21% of all adult cell owners now do most of their online browsing using their mobile phone—and not some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer.

New data: http://pewrsr.ch/14VCt8Q

Did you know: Russian and Chinese cell phone users are not likely to utilize voicemail? Or that it’s common for Thai and Chinese users to answer their phones during a job interview or a face-to-face conversation?
Check out different cell phone etiquettes around the globe in this infographic from Repair Labs.

Did you know: Russian and Chinese cell phone users are not likely to utilize voicemail? Or that it’s common for Thai and Chinese users to answer their phones during a job interview or a face-to-face conversation?

Check out different cell phone etiquettes around the globe in this infographic from Repair Labs.

25% of teens use cell phones to get online. Among adults it’s 15%.
Full graphic
Full report

25% of teens use cell phones to get online. Among adults it’s 15%.

Full graphic

Full report

More: Cell phone and smartphone ownership, over time.

More: Cell phone and smartphone ownership, over time.

This image of Martin Cooper with the world’s first cell phone has made its way round the interwebz today. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone call today, we give you STATS:
87% of American adults have a cell phone, along with 78% of American teenagers ages 12 to 17
44% of adult cell owners have slept with their phone next to their bed
67% find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls even when they don’t notice it ringing or vibrating
and 29% describe their cell phone as “something they can’t imagine living without.”
In short: We’ve gone mobile.
Our director has a nice excerpt in his book about the first cell phone call: http://pewrsr.ch/10z9uQ1

This image of Martin Cooper with the world’s first cell phone has made its way round the interwebz today. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone call today, we give you STATS:

  • 87% of American adults have a cell phone, along with 78% of American teenagers ages 12 to 17
  • 44% of adult cell owners have slept with their phone next to their bed
  • 67% find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls even when they don’t notice it ringing or vibrating
  • and 29% describe their cell phone as “something they can’t imagine living without.”

In short: We’ve gone mobile.

Our director has a nice excerpt in his book about the first cell phone call: http://pewrsr.ch/10z9uQ1

Here’s your Friday morning data dump: New gadget ownership numbers.
As of December 2012, 87% of American adults have a cell phone, and 45% have a smartphone. As of January 2013, 26% of American adults own an e-book reader, and 31% own a tablet computer.
More: http://www.pewinternet.org/Static-Pages/Trend-Data-(Adults)/Device-Ownership.aspx

Here’s your Friday morning data dump: New gadget ownership numbers.

As of December 2012, 87% of American adults have a cell phone, and 45% have a smartphone. As of January 2013, 26% of American adults own an e-book reader, and 31% own a tablet computer.

More: http://www.pewinternet.org/Static-Pages/Trend-Data-(Adults)/Device-Ownership.aspx

Some things to ponder as you head into CES …

Via http://pewrsr.ch/ZDqqKDhttp://pewrsr.ch/Zxwgwa

(Source: pewinternet.org)

The % of female cell owners who play games on their phones is practically equal to the male % — who knew!
(Via http://pewrsr.ch/VaHvmQ)

The % of female cell owners who play games on their phones is practically equal to the male % — who knew!

(Via http://pewrsr.ch/VaHvmQ)

We’re curious about how you use your cell phone. Tell us here, or here.
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We’re curious about how you use your cell phone. Tell us here, or here.

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Tags: cell phones

In case you missed it: We just released a comprehensive report on cell ownership in America — the good, the bad, the everything. FULL REPORT: http://pewrsr.ch/11abvWi

(Source: pewinternet.org)

Do you ever think to yourself, “I have a relationship with my cell phone” ?

If so, this report is for you:

Cell Phones: The good, the bad, and the everything.

(Source: pewinternet.org)

How some of the most popular cell phone activities have grown, over time:
In 2010, 76% of cell owners used their phone to take pictures. NOW: 82%
TEXTING: 2007 = 58%. Now = 80%
ACCESSING THE INTERNET: 2008 = 25%. Now = 56%
SEND/RECEIVE EMAIL: 2007 = 19%. Now = 50%
RECORD VIDEO: 2007 = 18%. Now = 44%
DOWNLOAD APPS: 2009= 22%. Now = 43%
LOOK FOR HEALTH INFO: 2010= 17%. Now = 31%
CHECK BANK ACCOUNT: 2011 = 18%. Now = 29%

How some of the most popular cell phone activities have grown, over time:

  • In 2010, 76% of cell owners used their phone to take pictures. NOW: 82%
  • TEXTING: 2007 = 58%. Now = 80%
  • ACCESSING THE INTERNET: 2008 = 25%. Now = 56%
  • SEND/RECEIVE EMAIL: 2007 = 19%. Now = 50%
  • RECORD VIDEO: 2007 = 18%. Now = 44%
  • DOWNLOAD APPS: 2009= 22%. Now = 43%
  • LOOK FOR HEALTH INFO: 2010= 17%. Now = 31%
  • CHECK BANK ACCOUNT: 2011 = 18%. Now = 29%