<< by on May 9th, 2007
The Pew Research Center came out with yet another survey about how people use the Internet, cell phones and other mobile devices. I think the most interesting data found in the survey is:
49% of Americans only occasionally use modern gadgetry and many others bristle at electronic connectivity.
Of that 49%, 15% are “off the Grid” with neither cell phones or Internet connectivity who tend to be older adults (mostly women) who are content with old media; and 11% have online connectivity or cell phones but find the connectivity annoying.
At the opposite end are the Elite Tech Users, which are 31% of Americans. I myself fit into one of the four groups of Elite Tech Users. I’m a “Lackluster Veteran” a frequent user of the Internet who is less avid about cell phones.
If the study is accurate, then online marketing is finding about 51% of the American audience. I’ll take it. Especially considering Online Marketing is still on the rise and the old media is apparently plateauing or declining.