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The rise of the ‘connected viewer’—half (52%) of adult cell phone owners use their phones while watching television | Pew Internet & American Life Project [STUDY]

Television’s solitary screen is being supplemented by multi-screen interactivity. Half of all adult cell owners (52%) have used their phones recently for engagement, diversion, or interaction with other people while watching TV. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project measured the prevalence of these multi-screen viewing experiences by asking the 88% of American adults who are cell owners whether they had used their phone to engage in several different activities while watching television in the 30 days preceding an April 2012 survey. We learned that:

38% of cell owners used their phone to keep themselves occupied during commercials or breaks in something they were watching.

22% of cell owners used their phone to check whether something they heard on television was true or not.

6% of cell owners used their phone to vote for a reality show contestant.

via The rise of the ‘connected viewer’—half (52%) of adult cell phone owners use their phones while watching television | Pew Internet & American Life Project.

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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