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Intel - 2012 State of Mobile Etiquette and Digital Sharing Around the World. Trending the Future - Mobile Trends 2. Fear of being without your phone. Do you feel anxious if your cellphone isn't nearby?

fear of being without your phone

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? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you may be a nomophobe, and you are not alone. Nomophobia -- the fear of being without your cellphone -- is on the rise, according to a new report sponsored by SecurEnvoy, a company that specializes in digital passwords. Using the online polling service OnePull, SecurEnvoy found that 66% of the 1,000 people surveyed in the United Kingdom say they fear losing or being without their phone. Understanding consumer mobile usage. 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.

Understanding consumer mobile usage

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 report then goes on to look at app vs browser preference varies by type of task – this is the most useful data to inform the app vs browser decision: Source: Royal Pingdom based on Yahoo! You can see that for social connecting, maps and news there seems to be a clear preference for apps, but for search and most important retail there is a clear preference for browser. Marketing implications of research This research looks at the modes of user interaction with their mobiles across the full range of consumers.

Americans and Mobile Computing: Key Trends in Consumer Research. Mobile phone confiscation: 'the worst teenage punishment' Average Android app downloads per market. GoMo: An Initiative From Google. Ten mobile site best practices. Médias & Publicité : L'Internet mobile s'envole en France. Les mobinautes français plébiscitent les services pratiques, les réseaux sociaux et les sites de médias.

Médias & Publicité : L'Internet mobile s'envole en France

Les Français ont pris le train de l'Internet mobile en marche. Et en masse ! En un an, le nombre de mobinautes - des internautes qui se connectent à un site ou une application avec un téléphone mobile - a augmenté de 5 millions en France. Au troisième trimestre 2011, 18,3 millions de personnes ont navigué sur l'Internet mobile, soit un bond de 34 % en un an, a annoncé l'institut de mesure d'audience Médiamétrie vendredi. Six millions d'entre eux se connectent tous les jours à la Toile mondiale depuis un mobile. «C'est une évolution logique, observe Tiphaine Goisbeault, directrice du pôle Télécom et Équipement de Médiamétrie. Enfin, «l'offre de contenus est très forte et elle se développe sur tous les systèmes d'exploitation», souligne Tiphaine Goisbeault.

Du côté des contenus, les mobinautes ont une approche très utilitaire. Data Points: Mobile's Mojo. Mobile Users Expand Their Search Habits. 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.

Mobile Users Expand Their Search Habits

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.

Mobile users are also upping their use of local content, by 34% year over year. The need for local businesses to reach mobile users when they are nearby is clear and growing. Keep your business ahead of the digital curve.


GAMING. You Love Your iPhone. Literally. But should we really characterize the intense consumer devotion to the iPhone as an addiction?

You Love Your iPhone. Literally.

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.” As a branding consultant, I have followed Apple from its early days as a cult brand to its position today as one of the most valuable, widely admired companies on earth. A few years back, I conducted an experiment to examine the similarities between some of the world’s strongest brands and the world’s greatest religions.

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) tests, my team looked at subjects’ brain activity as they viewed consumer images involving brands like Apple and Harley-Davidson and religious images like rosary beads and a photo of the pope. So are our smartphones addictive, medically speaking?