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More Americans Use Their Phones to Get Online Because Laptops Are, Like, Heavy

Laptop's still better for porn, though.
(Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

In the beginning, there was the desktop. The desktop gave way to the laptop, which gave ground to the tablet, and now the smartphone is coming for all the eyeballs. Hence the results of the latest Pew Research Center study, which found that 21 percent of American adults who own cell phones use them for most of their Internet browsing.

Well, yeah, because it’s not like you can whip out your laptop while you wait for the elevator/enter an awkward patch on that date/poop. 

All told, 63 percent of adults who own cell phones use them to go online, and 34 percent of those users say it’s their main way of getting online. According to Pew Senior Researcher Aaron Smith:

“A majority of the public now owns a smartphone, and mobile devices are playing an increasingly central role in the way that Americans access online services and information. For many, such as younger adults or lower-income Americans, cell phones are often a primary device for accessing online content.”

Please note, however, that all those surveyed were 18 and older. Tweens stuck in their childhood bedrooms have probably devised some way of injecting SMOSH directly into their eyeballs, likely while popping molly.

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