Texting, Social Networking Goes Global

A new Pew Research report was unveiled recently, suggesting that texting has become a worldwide habit among cellphone users, young or old, rich or poor. Texting, in fact, is the most common pursuit of cellphone users in such far-flung locations as Indonesia, Kenya, and Lebanon. Social networking has also caught on all over the planet, especially among the young and well-to-do, although among those with less income but with cellphone Internet access, the rate of social networking is as high, if not higher, than their more affluent counterparts. Other interesting findings Pew uncovered: the Japanese are most likely to use their cellphones to take pictures or video; more than 30% of cellphone users in Poland go online with their phone; and the greatest rise in accessing social networking sites between 2010 and 2011 occurred in Russia and Egypt.


For more information, see http://www.pewglobal.org/2011/12/20/global-digital-communication-texting-social-networking-popular-worldwide/