US Mobile Internet Usage Accelerating

By  |  Monday, March 16, 2009 at 8:52 am

The number of mobile device users accessing the Internet in the US at least once a month has risen 71 percent in the last year, with a total audience of nearly 63.2 million, comScore reports. Weekly and daily usage is also up 87 and 107 percent to 19.3 and 22.4 million respectively.

No doubt, the rise of the iPhone which in turn spurred competitors to better their own mobile Internet offerings has helped accelerate mobile Internet usage. The mobile web today is ten times better — and more usable — that what has been offered in the past.

What are people looking at? Increasingly its their social networking site or blog, as that showed a 427 percent year over year increase to 9.3 million daily unique users. General news and information was checked by 22.3 million daily, and entertainment news was also popular, seen by 5.5 million daily.

So let’s do a mini-survey of Technologizer users. How often are you using the mobile web? What are the three most common types of things you’re looking at?



3 Comments For This Post

  1. Patrick Says:

    I use it every day, to check email, answer trivia questions and read blog posts, mostly on my commute to and from work (DART rail).

  2. Ed Oswald Says:

    I use it every day too. Usually its checking this forum i frequent, MSNBC, and for e-mail.

  3. Guy Says:

    I use the mobile internet all the time. I go to .mobi sites where possible though as they load instantly and fit the screen, it kills me to scroll etc
    ones i love:

    cool as you dont even have to type www.
    cant believe how many dont know about this. keep telling my friends

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