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[liberationtech] New PewInternet.org report on mobile Internet users

Steven Clift clift at e-democracy.org
Mon Sep 16 10:55:06 PDT 2013


Oops:

https://bitly.com/pewcellnetuse

Not the stats page:
https://bitly.com/pewcellnetuse+
Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
  Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
  Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
  Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072


On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Steven Clift <clift at e-democracy.org> wrote:
> Important implications for civic tech/open gov:
>
> https://bitly.com/pewcellnetuse+
>
>
> It is notable that 60% of Latinos, 43% of blacks who *use phone to go
> online* mostly go online that way, while whites mobile net users only
> come in at 27% (meaning they have more devices/ways to access ... like
> the dual 24" monitor experience in front of me right now).
>
> So, if you want open gov/civic tech to reach those often not being
> heard via "online civic communication" -
> http://bit.ly/ecivicgapinfographic - a responsive/mobile design seems
> essential.
>
> Steven Clift
> E-Democracy.org
>
> From their main report:
>
> Demographics of cell-mostly internet users
>
> The Pew Research Center has been tracking the “cell mostly internet
> user” phenomenon since 2011, and over that time several demographic
> groups—young adults, non-whites, the less educated, and the less
> affluent—have said that they go online mostly using their cell phone
> at consistently high rates.1 This remains true in 2013, as our data
> indicates:
>
> Non-whites: Among those who use their phone to go online, six in ten
> Hispanics and 43% of African-Americans are cell-mostly internet users,
> compared with 27% of whites.
>
> Young adults: Half of cell internet users ages 18-29 mostly use their
> cell phone to go online.
>
> The less-educated: Some 45% of cell internet users with a high school
> diploma or less mostly use their phone to go online, compared with 21%
> of those with a college degree.
>
> The less-affluent: Similarly, 45% of cell internet users living in
> households with an annual income of less than $30,000 mostly use their
> phone to go online, compared with 27% of those living in households
> with an annual income of $75,000 or more.
>
>
> Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
>   Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
>   Twitter: http://twitter.com/democracy
>   Tel/Text: +1.612.234.7072



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