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I have made a study of human communication -- interpersonal as well as mass media.  I am intrigued by tremendous changes in human interaction in recent years.  The computer, Internet, smart phones and social media have dramatically changed the way we interact with each other.  Human discourse hasn't changed, but the mediums by which we communicate have..."and that has made all the difference".

 

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I want an I-Pad!

The I-Pad is so cool.  People pull them out at meetings and they just look so connected, wired, in touch, so cutting edge.  But, how much more productive are we now that the I-Pad and other tablets are becoming commonplace?  Well according to a survey of 1,430 tablet owners by Google's AdMob Division, the number one activity was gaming!

84% use their tablet for Gaming
78% Searching for information
74% E-mail
61% Reading News
51% Listening to music/watching video
46% Reading e-books
Of course people use their tablets for more than one task, and so these numbers don't tell the whole story. Perhaps if we looked at the time people spend on each activity we'd get a clearer picture. And it would be interesting to see if these numbers mirror the activities people perform on their laptop and/or desktop computer.

And just where are these tablets being used? 82% eport their primary use is at home, and only 43% use their tablet more oten than their desktop or laptop. However, 77% report that their desktop/laptop use has declined since getting a tablet.

All that being said, I still want one!

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