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Unformatted text preview: Mobile Phones | 93 In examining how and how often teens use their cell phones to go online, the survey
asked about general internet use, email, and social network sites. While these areas do
not comprise an exhaustive list of activities, they reflect some of the key aspects of
mobile internet use among teens in the U.S. Cell phones help bridge the digital divide by providing internet access to less privileged teens. When asked whether they ever use the internet from their cell phones, 27% of cell phone
users replied yes. Girls (30%) and boys (24%) both report going online with their
handsets, though the difference is not statistically significant. With 73% of teen cell
phone users not going online with their cell phones, it is clear that the computer is still
their primary resource for using the internet. Looking at the breakdown according to
age, the figure above shows that older teens with cell phones are more likely to go online
with their cell phones than younger users. This difference may reflect a difference in
disposable income to pay for Mobile internet connectivity, as m...
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
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