The Open University has released a research report on how refugees use smartphones. It was led by Prof. Marie Gillespie and was carried out in partnership with France Medias Monde. It investigates the physical and digital journeys of Syrian and Iraqi refugees documenting the digital media services used for news so the EU can develop […]
According to a number of recent research studies many people are now using their smartphones. A report from the Knight Foundation recently found that , 89% of the U.S. mobile population (144 million users) now access news using a smartphone. Also released this week a Pew report on engagement and reading of news by American […]
Find out what percentage of American parents surveyed checked their teenagers Facebook accounts, texts and emails in this enlightening new study from Pew Internet Research Centre . The EU Kids online research network website contains a wealth of reports and data on children’s internet use. View its 2014 report . The Berkman Digital Literacy Platform provides free […]
According to the latest Ofcom communications market report more people use smartphones than laptops. 33% regard it as their most used device for going online rather than a laptop. Also popular are selfies with one in ten taking at least one a week. Get the full facts from the Ofcom report which can be downloaded […]
Interesting new article from Jeffrey H. Kuznekoff, Stevie Munz & Scott Titsworth published online, on 21st May 2015, in Communication Education. Using the example of 145 American undergraduates it examines the impact on student learning of using Twitter and other mobile phone social media while in the classroom. Results found that distraction caused less efficient note […]
39 out of 50 of the top US news sites now get more traffic from mobile devices than desktop computers. Explore this and other data on the media industry from the latest Pew annual report which also has a useful media indicators database.
According to the Pew Research Center, nearly two thirds of Americans now depend on their smart phones for daily life. Download the Pew survey results for the full data. Interestingly, 7% depend on their phone for Internet access.
Certainly according to the latest Pew global attitudes survey from Spring 2014 which covered 32 nations. 53% of respondents from emerging and developing nations felt the Internet had a positive effect on education but at the same time 43% felt that it had a negative impact on morality . Get the full results and methodology […]
Sexting is common amongst girls, according to a new report from the NSPCC . It is based on a comparative EU project considering abuse in teenage intimate relationships on and offline. Also on this: Ditch the Label has reports on cyberbullying and the pressure to sext EU Kids online researches child Internet safety. NSPCC research studies In a recent Berkman […]
http://www.tecmark.co.uk/smartphone-usage-data-uk-2014/ The latest tecmark study of UK smartphone users found the average was over 200! Get the full report with gender breakdowns from the website.