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Unformatted text preview: taking and exchanging photos and video are
popular uses of the cell phone among teens in the U.S. In fact, the number of teen cell
phone owners who have taken a picture with their handset (83%) rivals the number
who use the text messaging feature (87%). The frequency with which they take pictures
is notably lower, however, with just 10% of those who have camera phones report that
they take photos "several times a day," as opposed to 63% who text message this often. When asked about their use of pictures through the cell phone, focus group responses
corroborate survey findings that 69% of teens regard the technology as a means of
entertainment and as a way to alleviate boredom. Many discussed how they frequently
take pictures of "random things" they encounter in their daily lives that they find
interesting or funny. Sometimes they do this solely for their own amusement, such as
having pictures of their pets to look at, but often they take pictures to send to friends
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This document was uploaded on 03/12/2014 for the course INFORMATIO 101 at Rutgers.
- Fall '13