Smart Phones and Social Networking
There has currently been a post in the news and it has announced that 1/3 of the adults population are now using smartphones if that is the figures for adults I would like to see the figures for kids.As nearly every street you walk down or shop i go into some kid is using their phone either texting or bbming. It also states that the apples iPhone is the most popular brand followed by the blackberry phones which according to my sources are regularly bought because of cheap contracts and the functions to connect to social media services. The rise in smart phones has also driven to more mobile internet use and more internet use means more networking. The most popular app and mobile site on smart phone in 2010 and the beginning of 2011 until June I don’t know if it has now changed was Facebook. With a staggering 43 million hours spent alone in December 2010.
Take a look at this quote from the BBC
On mobiles; it said that 58% of smartphone owners were male and 42% female.This shows that males prefer the new tech gear when it comes to phones and women prefer the old standard text and phone phone.
Among those teenagers (12-15 year-olds) surveyed, the trend was reversed with girls accounting for 52% of smartphone use and boys making up the remaining 48%.
Although Apple’s iPhone was a favourite device for 32% of adults, among teens its popularity was dwarfed by the Blackberry, which 37% of young people identified as their preferred brand.
Many of those taking part in Ofcom’s survey confessed to being obsessed with their smartphone. 37% of adults and 60% of teenagers described themselves as “addicted”.
That is some serious figures and if you think what the figures are like now when the technology is beginning then think of the numbers and how they will change as social networking becomes more advanced and popular within the new and older generation and the ever growing new and more technical advanced generation .We soon will be able to see the people we talk to in holograms if apples blackholeproject comes to terms and gets a grip then future years will probably turn into something like star wars.But who am i to predict the future and what do you think about the future of not just smart phones but technology comment below with your views.
Thanks Tom Laywood