It's so funny, how we don't talk anymore...

17 April 2015

girls-texting This year, the UK will see the time spent on mobile devices overtake that spent on desktops and laptops, according to latest estimates. We're talking about non-voice activity here, which means we're finally ridding ourselves of the awful experience of having to actually talk to other humans in phone calls.

We're still glued to our phones though, tweeting and liking things on social media and constantly referring to IMDB to see who that woman is from that thing.

According to eMarketer, in 2015 UK adults will spend an average of two hours and 26 minutes a day on mobile, compared with two hours and 13 minutes on desktops and laptops. They're cumbersome things that don't fit in your pocket, while phones are on-hand so you can slag off Katie Hopkins' latest TV appearance to the thrill of your internet friends.

Since 2011, the time spent on laptops and the like, has only increased by a few minutes per year - however, time spent on mobile devices has shot up by around 20-30 minutes each year. This is mostly accounted for by smartphones (62% of time spent on them) and tablets taking up the slack.

"UK adults aren't moving their media consumption habits to digital platforms at the expense of traditional ones," said Bill Fisher, analyst at eMarketer. "Rather, they are adding it to their overall media day."

"This also holds true for platforms like social media, with time spent via mobile adding to time spent via laptops and desktops."

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Social Media

1 comment

  • Deleting B.
    It’s so funny, how we don’t talk anymore… Could be the perfect comment for this website, that seems intent on killing itself by driving away EVERYONE who ever makes a comment they dont agree with. You only have to look at the sad number of comments over ANY week in the last year or so to know this site is dead due to over-moderating.

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