Why We Use Mobile Media More Than Our TVs [infographic]


What could you do with 144 minutes? Most people in the United States burn that much time, every single day, looking at media on their phones. If that doesn’t seem like much to you, consider this: people in the states only spend 141 minutes per day watching TV on average. That makes the smartphone the most popular multi-media device, today.

While 144 minutes is a lot of time, it’s nothing compared to how much time moms spend on their devices. The average mom spends 66 hours playing on a smartphone while watching soccer practice, waiting outside of ballet class, or sitting through teacher-parent seminars each month.

This infographic explores the break-down of how people spend their time on smartphones. Learn where people like to use their phones most, and what moms and teens are doing with mobile devices.

For example, 84% of all people use their devices for social media and general surfing, but only 34% use phones for banking. While that’s fine, unfortunately 65% of teens are doing these activities while at school (much to the chagrin of teachers and parents).

Find out more interesting information about how smartphones are used today in this infographic. You might be surprised to learn that 77% of people use their phones in bed.


About the Contributor:

DJ Miller is a graduate student at the University of Tampa. He is an avid gadget geek who spends most his time writing on anything tech related. In his spare time he likes to travel, play soccer, and watch movies. You can follow him on twitter @MillerHeWrote

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