Looking deeper, entertainment content is just as popular as utilitarian content. However, entertainment content, such as mobile games, music, and social networking activities, is accessed for longer periods of time overall than utilitarian content (such as news, weather and sports scores). Behaviors fall out expectedly along demographic lines -- 80 percent of mobile social networking is among 12-34 year olds, while news consumption is dominated (79%) by 18-54 year olds.
"Young people are driving a lot of the mobile content usage," according to
The tween and teen markets are significant revenue opportunities. Twelve to seventeen year-olds are particularly interested in consuming mobile content; seventy-two percent do so weekly. Of these, fifty-two percent buy content regularly, while only 39 percent of all content users do the same.
Non-users of content say that they are most significantly put off by the cost of accessing mobile content; however, content relevancy is just as important. Fifty-two percent of non-users (versus 22% of users) state that they do not feel a need to access mobile content when they are away from more traditional content outlets.
"Lack of familiarity with mobile content and no clear perception of value are the primary barriers for non-users, who are more likely to be older Americans. The perception that it has to do with the handset isn't entirely true," says
When it comes to income, however, there is a distinction between those who are more or less likely to access mobile content. Consumers living in households earning more than
The online survey was fielded in
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