For US mobile phone users 13+, usage went up just over the past summer in all categories comScore measures. The categories are sending texts (71.1%, up 1.5%), using a browser (42.9%, up 2.8%), downloading apps (39.5%, up 3%), accessing a social network site or blog (29.1%, up 2.4%), playing games (26.9%, up 1.9%), and listening to music (19%, up 1.9%). So even in the US, where most Internet users have long accessed the Net from computers, the Internet is getting very mobile – and more and more of our lives are expressed on and lived with the help of our cellphones.
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