Are phones, social media becoming about location, location, location?

September 8, 2011

Location has become a major factor in how people use mobile devices and social media. According to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 28 percent of adults in this country now use location-based services on mobile devices or social media.

Twenty-eight percent of cellphone owners in the United States — or 23 percent of all adults in the country — reportedly use their phones to find directions or recommendations based on their current location. A smaller number, 5 percent of cellphone owners (usually meaning smartphone owners) use their devices to check-in or announce their locations through geo-social services such as Foursquare or Gowalla. Younger smartphone users, ages 18-49, are more likely than those over 50 to use either geo-social or location-based services, the report says.

The research also finds that 9 percent of Internet users in the United States, or 7 percent of U.S. adults, set up social media services such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to automatically include their locations in the messages they post. — Greg Beaubien


kimpaul says:

To some extent the above mentioned things are true..but in the present days of internet we should look in the matter that websites are used vastly to attract customers and it remove the tag that location is preferred always.. is a site who can help one in creating website ,go through it

Sept. 12, 2011

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