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The Podium

Friday, December 16

Generation Data

By Brad

In news that may not be surprising to parents of teenagers, new numbers from Nielsen find that data use is up among U.S. teens. Via Hayley Tsukayama from the Washington Post:

The data is pulled from the monthly cellphone bills of over 65,000 volunteers, the research group said. Survey participants ages 13-17 used an average of 90 MB per month in 2010; in 2011, that number jumped 256 percent to 321 MB. In the same period of time, data use jumped 147 percent for those ages 18-24, 118 percent for those 25-34 and 133 percent for those ages 35-44.

That’s a tripling of usage in a year. The full Nielsen reports is available on their website.

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