Report: Many teens browse only via their smartphones

03/13/2013 | GigaOm · Reuters

Not only are teenagers using smartphones more to go online, but 23% of them access the Internet only through their handsets, according to a new Pew Research Center report, which found that 15% of adults browse exclusively via their cellphones. Pew found that 37% of those aged 12 to 17 used the Internet from their smartphones in 2012, compared with 23% in 2011. A Pew analyst said the trends were significant because teens have proved to be highly predictive of how society would embrace other new technologies, such as the Internet, social media and text messaging.

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