BlogPageWelcome to my blog -- Grace's Rantings

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".


Please share your thoughts and join in the discussion. I welcome your input and comments!


New Website

If you have visited my blog and/or website in the past you will see that I have had it updated.  Please let me know what you think.

In addition to some new information and new photos it is now mobile friendly too -- a must for today's world. 

Mobile has become a force to be recconed with as smart phone use has skyrocketed and continues to grow.  In 2010 there were 62.6 million smartphone users in the US; in 2013 144.5 million, and Statista projects that by 2018, smart phone usage will hit 220 million.

More people are now using mobile apps to surf the internet than are using their PCs.  I guess it is true that we cannot be away from our phones!  I know I am constantly checking my phone, for e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, the weather, the time, and yes, for Words with  Friends! And I am not alone...

I came across this information on the top Smartphone apps from a May 2014 report from comScore.  It shows that Facebook reaches 76.4% of all smartphone users, Pandora 47.6% etc.

Top 15 Smartphone Apps, May 2014
Total U.S. Smartphone Mobile Media Users, Age 18+ (iOS and Android Platforms)
Source: comScore Mobile Metrix
  Top 15 Apps % Reach
      Smartphone App Audience 100.0%
1     Facebook (Mobile App) 76.4%
2     Google Play (Mobile App) 51.8%
3     YouTube (Mobile App) 51.7%
4     Google Search (Mobile App) 49.2%
5     Pandora Radio (Mobile App) 47.6%
6     Google Maps (Mobile App) 44.3%
7     Gmail (Mobile App) 42.2%
8     Instagram (Mobile App) 32.0%
9     Yahoo Stocks (Mobile App) 28.9%
10     Facebook Messenger (Mobile App) 27.5%
11     Yahoo Weather Widget (Mobile App) 26.0%
12     Apple Maps (Mobile App) 25.3%
13     Twitter (Mobile App) 23.0%
14     Google+ (Mobile App) 22.5%
15     iTunes Radio/iCloud (Mobile App) 21.6%


 How about you, what are your favorite apps? 

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