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Just as tires and wheels aren't the same thing, the World Wide Web (WWW) and Internet are also separate, albeit just as intertwined. If you already knew that, pat your self on the back or grab a cookie -- you're in the minority, according to a Web IQ quiz conducted by Pew Research in which just 23 percent of respondents correctly selected (or guessed) "False" when asked if the Internet and WWW are the same.In stark contrast, 83 percent of respondents were able to correctly identify Bill Gates as the technology leader portrayed in a photo. It's the question with the least amount of wrong answers,... Read more...
It's sometimes easy to forget that an unsubsidized smartphone can cost upwards of $600, especially when you see a group of giggling teens wielding around what are essentially handheld computers. Get used to that scene. According to a new survey, smartphone adoption among American teenagers is rising fast. Pew Research Center pinged over 800 people between the age of 12 and 17. Out of that sample, 78 percent said they own a cell phone, and out of those, nearly half — 47 percent — own a smartphone. That puts smartphone adoption among teens at 37 percent, up from 23 percent in 2011. Image... Read more...
In this day and age of constant connectivity, privacy sometimes takes backseat. That doesn't mean mobile users are necessarily willing to share personal information willy-nilly. On the contrary, a new survey reveals that privacy is still a popular theme, and it's the reason a good number of apps never get installed in the first place. Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project pinged 2,254 adult (age 18 and older) mobile phone users and asked them about their app habits. What they found was that 88 percent of adults now own cell phones, and of those, 43 percent actively download... Read more...
Teenagers are usually pointed to as the prime miscreants when it comes to texting while driving. Not so fast, says Pew Research. Adults text while driving, too. The results of the report are somewhat shocking: adults are just as likely to text as teens, and more likely than teens to talk on a cell phone while driving. That second point perhaps isn't so shocking, as past surveys have found that teens text more, and talk less, on their cell phones. It does show that adults are taking a "do as I say, not as I do" attitude toward texting while driving. A poll published last year indicated that 89 percent... Read more...