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Young people prefer mobile

December 8th, 2010 by Talya

It is interesting how official studies and statistics tend to reflect many things that we already know. In this case, an Opera study recently published indicates that youth, as in teens and young adults in their twenties, prefer the mobile web to the traditional web. This should shock no one, as anyone who knows teenagers knows that they love their mobile devices, including, but not limited too, their mobile phones, iphones, ipods, etc.

The study revealed that 90% of 18-27 year olds in Nigeria, South Africa, and Indonesia use mobile phones more than they use PCs or laptops to access the internet (Mobile Entertainment). Of course, this study does not give the numbers of youth worldwide and shows the usage only of very specific locations. It also reveals the findings in places where it is likely more difficult to access the internet via PCs and laptops. However, it is probably safe to assume that mobile will continue to grow in popularity among young people all around the world.

And why shouldn’t it? Mobile means that you can access the web and all its wonders while out and about, without interruptions. So why wouldn’t that be popular among youth, or others for that matter?