I FOUND this interesting infographic early this year (2012). It was based on an actual survey conducted in the US some time last year (2011).
I wonder if this is still accurate? If I use my personal usage of my iPhone as basis I know that text messaging is no longer the primary reason I use my smartphone.
I tried to rank and break down (rough estimate only) my smartphone usage, as follows:
SOCIAL MEDIA (Facebook, FourSquare, LinkedIn) â€“ 20%
E-MAIL, CHAT â€“ 18%
READING NEWS & FEATURES (News Sites, Tweeter, Feeds) 15%
READING E-BOOKS â€“ 12%
INTERNET BROWSING â€“ 10%
TAKING PHOTOS â€“ 8 %
TEXT MESSAGING â€“ 7 %
WATCHING VIDEOS â€“ 4%
MAKING /RECEIVING CALLS â€“ 3%
OTHERS â€“ 3%
I wonder if it is still accurate and even proper to call smartphones as such. I am contemplating on proposing that we already drop the “phone” from smartphone and replace it with the more generic “handheld.”
But even smart handhelds may not last too long. I can imagine that in the not so distant future we may not even need to hold these devices on our hands.
So maybe we should start calling them the even more generic “smart devices”?
ASIDE FROM THE fact that they are all inherently anti social in the first place (why else are they wearing masks if they aren’t?), this is the primary reason why SOME of my favorite Super Heroes are NOT in my friends list in FaceBook. Â I also now understand why until now they haven’t “followed” me on Twitter.
On the other hand, while it is quiet obvious why the Incredible Hulk and Wolverine could neither be my FB friends nor my Twitter followers, can somebody explain to me why Darna continues to ignore my “friend requests”?
CYBERSLACKING, according to Wikipedia, refers to “staff who use their work internet access for personal reasons while maintaining the appearance of working.” It is also known as “goldbricking, “Buca-ing” cyberloafing or cyberbludging.”
Nowadays cyberslacking is most associated with social media, online games, and personal email. Read more
This list shows that more and more Filipinos are turning to the Internet for local content like news and stuff to buy. Â (Note: Â Please do not confuse with list of most visited Website by Filipinos which is currently topped by FaceBook.)
It would be very interesting to find out how sulit.com has clinched the no. 1 spot, in the process toppling the news and media networks who have lorded over local Internet traffic for the longest time.
This is fascinating! Â Some folks in FaceBookÂ produced a “surprisingly detailed map of the world” by feeding the gazillions of data they have in their database of FaceBook users into a software program to map people “connections” which represent human relationships. Read more