Digital gadgets make us read more news
As the mobile tech revolution takes hold, the way in which we get our news is changing.
More than a quarter of Internet-connected Americans now follow news on mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and e-readers, according to the Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media report, which was released on Monday.
Here’s the surprise: Those users track the news on a much more frequent and consistent basis than any other news consumers, including those surfing on PCs.
For instance, 53% of tablet owners read news on their device every day. Smartphone and tablet users visit more pages in a given sitting and return to news sites more often than those using computers, according to Pew Research’s analysis, which draws on its own data as well as other organizations’ recent studies.
The PC is still the primary way we consume digital content, but that’s about to change. Among smartphone owners, their primary news consumption device is a virtual tie between the PC and the smartphone.
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