Title: How teenagers are using technology in their social lives
Type: Research Report
How do teenagers prefer to communicate and socialize with each other? At Ericsson, we think their behavior has important implications for the future of devices and technology. In 2011, Ericsson ConsumerLab carried out research into what those implications will be.
The research focused on US teenagers aged between 13 and 17. The quantitative part of the research consisted of almost 2,000 online surveys, and involved a representative sample of 20 million people between 13 and 17 years of age. The research took place between June and November
2011. The qualitative element of the research consisted of two
parts. In the first, one-hour-long interviews were conducted with 32 respondents from Long Island, New York. Following this, 12 of the teenagers were selected for two-hour-long interviews. The survey sample was selected to be representative of the entire US, and the behavior
reported is similar to that in many other countries. This brochure presents some initial findings of the research.
Date: December 2011