Some 27% of registered voters who own a cell phone have used their phone during this election campaign to keep up with news related to the election or politics.
A slight majority of digital news consumers get their information from web-native sources like the Huffington Post or the Drudge Report, while 43% use digital versions of established news sources.
Visually-focused content may be on the rise, but a catchy headline is still the biggest factor enticing Americans to read an online or print news article.
Mobile devices topped the list when CEOs were asked about the biggest drivers of growth in content consumption over the next three years.
90% of people move between devices to accomplish a goal.
Eyetracking heatmaps from a 2007 study on banner blindness by usability expert Jakob Nielsen.
Smart phone owners are more likely than tablet owners to access local information (88% vs. 75%) and find local services (74% vs. 55%) on their devices.
62% of American adults say they are afraid of missing something (e.g., news, an important event or status update) if they do not keep an eye on their social networks.
49 percent would rather text than call; 30 percent would rather connect with close friends via social sites than traditional methods.