Recent study of University of Ghent says most youngsters (millennial) own a smartphone (81%), BUT use it to text message ( an average of 71 messages a day). This because online connection is to expensive (most of the time). Together with a couple of recent infographs on technology, millennials and education, I feel safe to say our youngsters are tech “nerds”. They never knew a society without mobile and connected technology….Off course this has an effect on their life, 70% of US students (but I see similar things happening in Belgium as well) take digital notes, 38% of US college students check email every 10 minutes (f.i.) – talking about compulsive behaviour – but only 6% of teenagers use Email to communicate (so we already see new patterns between college students and teens).
More interesting stats and numbers can be found in both infographs.
Source: De Standaard [Belgian Newspaper], 8/5/2012 & Mashable