Snapping Pics, Text Messaging Dominate Cell Phone Usage

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Way back in the old days, phones were used for making voice-to-voice calls. That's even true of the first cell phones. How rudimentary we were back then! Today, almost every mobile phone owner uses their cell phone to take picture and send or receive text messages, while at least half also access the Internet to send or receive email.

Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project obtained readings on some of the most popular mobile phone activities based on interviews of 2,581 cell phone owning adults age 18 and older. Here's how it breaks down:
  • 82 percent: Take a picture
  • 80 percent: Send or receive text messages
  • 56 percent: Access the Internet
  • 50 percent: Send or receive email
  • 44 percent: Record video
  • 43 percent: Download apps
  • 31 percent: Look for health or medical information online
  • 29 percent: Check bank account balance or do any online banking

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These activities are most popular among men and women between the ages of 18-29. Among that demographic, 94 percent use their cell phone to take pictures and 97 percent send and receive text messages. There's a precipitous drop off among seniors 65-years-old and older. In that demographic, 44 percent take pictures on their cell phones, and a little over a third -- 34 percent -- use it for text messaging.

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sackyhack replied on Wed, Nov 28 2012 10:22 AM

I used to take a camera on trips with me, but now I just carry around my iPhone. I documented my entire Europe trip with the iPhone 4's camera, and the pictures looked great (no Instagram filter lol). I think the only thing it has trouble with is night-shots or closeups, but for someone who just snaps pics to remember them rather than show other people, this works perfectly fine.

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I always knew this was the case. I NEVER actually see people calling eachother. I only ever see texting and taking pictures...

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Dorkstar replied on Thu, Nov 29 2012 7:51 AM

And yet oddly enough that samsung phone / camera, the one that literally looked like a point and shoot with a phone on the back, wasn't successful.  Guess were sticklers for compact cameras.

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