The Daily Mash-Up

Saturday, October 03, 2015 This Week's Paper
Surprise! More young people prefer mobile gadgets

Here a shocker: a Pew Research Poll found that most Millennials (people younger than 34) prefer to use more mobile technology, including iPod, laptops and cell phones, versus traditional modes of technology like desktop computers.

The poll also found that while this age group is paving the way by using these gadgets, cell phones are by far the most popular device among American adults, especially for adults younger than age 65. Some 85 percent of adults own cell phones, and a majority of them are used for taking pictures (76 percent of cell owners) and text messaging (72 percent of cell owners).

New e-reading devices, like Kindles, are slowly catching on. Just 5 percent of all adults own them, and are the least unpopular among people 75 and older (2 percent). I guess print isn't dead after all!

Interestingly enough, 9 percent of adults didn't own any technology device at all - including 43 percent aged 75 and older -  thus proving that some people haven't yet emerged from underneath that rock in the backyard.

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