22.4 Million People Getting Their News from Cell Phones

According to an article by Amy Gahran and Barb Iverson on www.poynter.org  the number of people getting most of their news from their cell phone has doubled in the past year. The new iPhone 3.0 software is offering many new tools making it easier for those with an iPhone to get their news. 10.8 millon were getting their news this way in January of 2008 compared to the 22.4 million that reported getting most of their news via cell phone during January of 2009.

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2 responses to “22.4 Million People Getting Their News from Cell Phones

  1. A few years ago, I might have laughed at the idea of more than 20 million people getting their news via cell phone. Now it feels totally normal. When a seemingly unanswerable question comes up when you’re out with friends, it is now second nature to ask if someone has an iPhone to search for an answer online.

  2. I agree with aselden…the evolution of the cell phone from its originally intended purpose of one-to-one voice communication to a device capable of multiple, easily used applications is mind-boggling.

    It would be interesting to see the demographics of the 22+ million people who are using their cell phones for news.

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