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As the availability of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, Ultrabook systems) increases, a continued awareness of how people use those devices is also on the rise. How do adults in countries around the world compare? How many people wish others practiced better etiquette with their mobile devices? Research conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Intel. Online study of a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults ages 18 and older and U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 in March 2012.
Do you feel anxious if your cellphone isn't nearby? Does just the thought of losing your phone make your heart pound? Do you keep an extra phone on hand, just in case your primary phone breaks? Do you sometimes take it to bed with you?
Value/Importance : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Recommended link : Yahoo mobile modes research I found this research interesting since it set out to understand how users interact with devices on their mobile. We all know from our personal use of mobiles that, if we have a smartphone, we’ll prefer apps for some tasks and browsers for others. This research gives a nice clear statement on what these mobile tasks are: An obvious question is “how do mobile tasks differ from PC tasks”?
The trend for parents to confiscate gadgets and technology products shows a shift in the punishments being imposed on misbehaving teenagers. When asked to think back to their childhood, nearly two thirds of the parents questioned revealed that not being allowed out of the house was the most commonly imposed punishment. This was followed by being sent to bed early and being given no pocket money. One third of parents cited that they weren’t allowed sweets and one in ten revealed they were told to do more homework.
GoMo: Ten mobile site best practices Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 7:59 AM Labels: GoMo Yesterday we introduced you to the GoMo initiative and today we take a deep dive to share what makes for a good mobile website experience. Just because you can see your website on a smartphone doesn’t mean that it’s mobile-friendly! Think about what your customers are experiencing when they view your site on their mobile devices.
Les mobinautes français plébiscitent les services pratiques, les réseaux sociaux et les sites de médias. Les Français ont pris le train de l' Internet mobile en marche. Et en masse !
More than 91 million US consumers will use the internet through a mobile device at least monthly by the end of this year, eMarketer estimates, and research shows that the increase in on-the-go web usage goes hand in hand with more search activity for local content. According to research from comScore and the Local Search Association , 22% of all US mobile owners used search on their phone in January 2011, up from 16% a year earlier. In addition to the rise in reach, there has also been a rise in frequency. By January 2011, there was a 10% year-over-year drop in the share of users searching just a few times per month. At the same time, almost-daily usage was up 20%. More than half of mobile search users now search on their device at least weekly.
But should we really characterize the intense consumer devotion to the iPhone as an addiction? A recent experiment that I carried out using neuroimaging technology suggests that drug-related terms like “addiction” and “fix” aren’t as scientifically accurate as a word we use to describe our most cherished personal relationships. That word is “love.”