As many as half of all moms with children under 18 in the household will use mobile devices to access social networks in 2012.
US travel apps were seeing the highest year-over-year growth of any industry or product-related app category, at 116%, well above the growth in overall mobile app use (84%).
Mobile devices are making workers more productive, making them 35% more likely to collaborate with colleagues than those who are phone-less.
Pew found that getting the news was the No. 2 activity conducted on tablets both on a daily and weekly basis, not far behind email.
Among smart phone owners, income level and mobile media consumption appear to positively correlate, with wealthier device owners more likely than their lower-income counterparts to engage in each of 6 activities identified.
Nearly 70 million people will access Facebook from their phones each month this year, or 85.4% of the overall mobile social networking population.
By the end of 2012, nearly 82 million US mobile users will use a social networking site on their phone at least monthly, or more than a quarter of the total US population.
Large majorities approaching 90% now use their mobile devices while watching conventional television.
Among the top 15 apps, 12 have a social and/or local component.
By the end of 2012, 85% of mobile social networkers will use Facebook.