Must Read: Mobile Trends

Some useful new data.

A few things stand out here:

  • Teens are text messaging like crazy.
  • This level of texting makes me think that it’s so close to actual chat, that mobile “chat” is going to become bigger.  Or normalized.  I do know at least one person who refuses to text and uses Google Chat.  Developers, keep this in mind – and social media companies may want to move towards mobile chat (also, keep that in mind).
  • Phones are beng used less for actual phone calls.  This is a trend that reminds me of how cable companies became ISPs.  At this rate mobile phone companies are really “mobile” companies.  Keep that in mind for the future – and for regulation.
  • There’s an impressive generation gap here in text and phone usage.  How are we going to market and to whom?
Mobile is becoming mobile period, and the generation gap is impressive.

– Steven Savage

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