Almost a fifth of American adultshave tried video calling either online or via their cell phones. That’s one of the findings from the first study fromPew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. 17% of adults have made a video or teleconferencing call of some kind, 6% have made them with their cell phone. Since this is the first time they’ve studied video usage, particularly through a cell phone, they don’t have a benchmark, but you don’t need a study to see thatvideo chatting is on the rise.
Several times a week, I see commercials on TV with people video chatting by cell or by laptop. A deaf woman uses it to sign to her boyfriend. Kids use it to connect with daddy who is miles away on business. A soldier sees his new born baby for the first time. Communications companies hawk the idea in the way chemical companies hawked plastic back in the 50’s. It’s space age technology in the hands of the everyday person. How cool is that?
Let’s look at a few more findings
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- One-Fifth of Americans Do Video Calls or Video Chats (livescience.com)
- The Video Phone Comes Of Age: One Fifth Of American Adults Have Made A Video Call (techcrunch.com)
- Daily US Video Chat Usage Up 100% (socialtimes.com)