More People Getting News on Mobile Devices

Catching up. From Mediabistro a couple of days back.

This is important — especially for people who are developing or refreshing websites. You need to understand that your website needs to be RESPONSIVE. It needs to be able to be accessed successfully on computers, tablets and smartphones. Get on that!

BTW – WordPress thinks “smartphone” is misspelled. So did I for a moment, but according to the AP, it’s SMARTPHONE not SMART PHONE. Well, how about that, you can teach an old dog something new!

Study: More People Turning to Mobile Devices for News Consumption (FishbowlNY)

A study from the Pew Research Center and The Economist Group has found that more Americans are using their mobile devices to read the news. The data comes from a survey of just over 9,500 adults, from June 29 throughAugust 8. The Associated Press Half of all adult Americans now own either a tablet computer or a smartphone, and one-third use their mobile devices to view news stories and video clips at least once a week. The findings have “major implications for how news will be consumed and paid for,” says Pew. CNET The report said 22 percent of all U.S. adults surveyed actually own a tablet while another 3 percent said they regularly use someone else’s tablet for their browsing needs. The percentage has been growing since last year and Pew attributes the popularity to companies releasing cheaper tablets in late 2011. Adweek

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