Mobile phones have become the most widely used social communication tool: to study (40%), to flirt (55%), to take photos (62%) According to the study developed by Tuenti Móvil and IPSOS, it shows, among other results, that 94% of the young people surveyed between 16 and 35 years old have a mobile phone, that 84% connect to the internet from their mobile and that 47 % have data plans to connect to the Chile Mobile Database internet, which shows that the internet connection is increasingly mobile. However, 37% of those surveyed do not know how much 1GB of data is on their smartphone.
For the director of Customer & Community of Tuenti Móvil, María de Sousa-Valadas, “mobiles have become the most used social communication tool, not only to interact with friends and acquaintances through the internet, but also as a substitute for other tools such as alarm clocks, mp3 or cameras. It is normal that, as these sociological changes evolve, human behaviors are modified ”. In fact, these studies conclude that the mobile is already a multifunctional tool, since 55% of the young people surveyed affirm that they use the mobile phone to flirt (53% in social networks and 21% through instant messaging services) ; 62% use their smartphone badly than their camera to take photos and 40% use their mobile to study.
In a detailed way, it stands out that most of the respondents spend more time taking photos than talking on the phone, as well as that 60% of the surveyed users prefer to upload photos retouched with some application. ? n (Instagram type). In addition, for 88% of respondents the quality of the camera is important when buying a smartphone.
In relation to studies, 40% of those surveyed affirm that they use their mobile phones to study, exchanging notes with classmates (34%) or looking for information on the internet (26%). Only 16% say that they have used the smartphone to cheat on exams and the most used technique is to keep the “chops” on their mobile (17%). In addition, during school hours: 44% of users surveyed affirm that they do not use a mobile phone and the rest is divided between accessing social networks (26%), chatting with friends (24%), taking photos (5%) and a minimum percentage of users who use their smartphone to make videos (1%). Regarding the prohibition of taking a mobile phone to class, 72% of those surveyed were against this measure.
When uploading a photo to the internet, 83% show a significant level of awareness (ask permission from the person in the photo to upload / tag it), compared to 10% who say they do not ask for permission and 7% who indicate that on occasion he has uploaded photos of people without their permission.
Regarding the privacy and security factor on the internet, 81% of the young people surveyed affirm that they are aware of the privacy risks involved in installing applications on their smartphone. In fact, 84.8% are concerned about privacy, while the remaining 15% are not overly concerned about it. Specifically, 29.5% of respondents are most concerned, while only 1.8% say they are not at all concerned about privacy. On the other hand, 64% affirm that they always configure the privacy options in the applications that are downloaded to their terminal; while 24.5% do so only in the applications they use the most and 11.4% do not configure privacy in any application.
When asked about the degree of importance of the smartphone in everyday life, 88% of those surveyed affirmed that they do not usually leave home without their phone. In this sense, 56% always return home for their mobile phone if they forget it and 33% return for it only if they expect important calls or messages.
From this study it can be concluded that the time when the mobile phone is most used is in summer, since 60% admit that they use it more during the summer holidays than the rest of the year: 37% to chat with their friends, followed by 25% who use it to listen to music and 18% to enter social networks. 78% of those surveyed affirm that they use their mobile to search for destination information, places to visit, maps, party schedules, etc. And 7% affirm that they use their mobile less in summer because they are doing other activities than ‘the they disconnect. ‘
What is phubbing?
Phubbing is a term formed from the Brother Cell Phone List English words phone and snubbing, and consists of taking away attention from those who accompany us by paying more attention to the mobile phone or other electronic devices than to their person. The results of this X-ray conclude that 67% of those surveyed admit to having phubbed with their mobile phone when it comes to important matters. However, 13% of these respondents admit to always phubbing.