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use with the cell phone, one boy in middle school replied, "I get on MySpace a lot but
that ’s it." A high school girl in another session explained that she used to go online for
other purposes with her cell phone, "but now it ’s just Facebook." The focus group sessions indicated that Facebook and MySpace are the most frequently
used social network sites through the cell phone, with a handful of teens also using it for
Twitter. In some cases, the teens preferred using their cell phones over the computer for
accessing social network sites, illustrated by the following remark from a boy in middle
school: "I usually use Twitter and Facebook a lot on my phone. I use them on my phone
more than the computer." More often, however, teens express a preference for using the
computer instead of the cell phone for this purpose. As is the case with general internet
access, reasons include increased cost and diminished utility of the cell phone for online
Pew Internet & American high...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
- Fall '13