Mobile Future

Pew Study Shows Young Latinos Prefer Mobile Communication

Young Latinos utilize mobile technology as their primary means of remote socialization according to a Pew Hispanic Center report released yesterday. The report’s findings show half of Latinos ages 16-25 send text messages and 45% use their cell phones to call their friends on a daily basis. In contrast, only 18% talk daily with their friends using a home phone or landline.

Additionally, the report digs further into the discrepancies between native born and foreign born Latinos and examines how young Hispanics—the nation’s largest and youngest minority ethnic group—stack up against their counterparts.

With such a sizable portion of America’s young population showing a decided preference for mobile technology, and with no projected end to growth in sight, it’s clear mobile truly is the present and future of communication.