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If you’re reading this on-the-go, look up and around you. Chances are, there are at least several others clutching their smart phones, iPad, e-reader, or other mobile device. Unless you’ve been living in isolation since cell phones got “smart,” it’s obvious that our devices now fill a permanent place in our lives, changing aspects of our routines from how we kill time on our commute to how we spend a Friday night. Especially for the growing up digital set, lives and habits revolve around mobile devices.
A recent New York Times investigation chatted with a teen who sends 27,000 texts a month, and has the blistered fingers to prove it. This is to say, many of us wouldn’t leave our devices behind when we go to a different room, let alone leave the house for the day without it. Given that many of us are on-the-go device addicts, we decided to do a bit of investigation on how we consume content away from our homes.
After polling Creative Professionals on the Behance Network, we came up with 7 insights on how we use our mobile devices, presented here in infographic form. The results paint an interesting picture of mobile users in 2010. As for how much time we actually spend clicking away on these devices? It seems that it’s just as common to use your device for 30 minutes as it is for 15 hours (yes, as in 15 hours). Though just how heavily we use our devices is unpredictable, the results indicate some commonality: we love to use Facebook (twice as much as Twitter), doesn’t always care that “there’s an app for that,” and checks in with our mom far more often than you’d expect.