Mobile phones have changed much of how people communicate nowadays. As of 2011, it is reported that over 5.6 million units are used all over the world, not only for making calls and sending texts but also for surfing the web and accessing social networking sites.
As of 2011, it has been reported that the typical mobile phone user spends an average of 2.7 hours on their devices. Moreover, 91 percent of these people use their mobile phones to socialize online. This is significantly higher than the 79 percent of desktop users who do the same activity.
47 percent of the people with mobile internet use it to browse social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, 62 percent send and receive instant messages, 29 percent post messages to boards, 35 percent post comments on social networking sites, 34 percent chat on social networking sites, 33 percent post photos, 33 percent forward items, 18 percent tag photos, 24 percent comment on blogs, and 29 percent connect with other professionals on site.
According to experts, the use mobile phones for accessing social networking sites have grown significantly in recent years because these devices have been very well integrated in the lives of common people. This simplicity paired with the “on the go” nature of mobile web browsing allows people to update their social media accounts and to communicate with their social networks easier.