Great article via USA Today regarding a new sort of digital divide – computer vs. mobile internet. What’s more interesting is the articles view about what minorities (mainly Latinos and African Americans) are doing and NOT doing with mobile technology. Engaging.
Yet mobile Internet access may not be the great equalizer. Aaron Smith, a Pew senior research specialist, says there are obvious limitations on what you can do on a mobile device — updating a resume being the classic example. Research has shown that people with an actual connection at home, the ability to go online on a computer at home, are more engaged in a lot of different things that people who rely on access from work, a friend’s house, or a phone,” Smith says