A new study has revealed that how the cultural differences of among countries affects the students’ mobile communication habits. Also Read - Smartphones are ruining sex lives: Study
The study lead by University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) Department of Communication found that American smartphone users were more likely to use their phones for email, texting and social media, whereas Korean smartphone users were interested in entertainment and information gathering. Also Read - Smartphone will soon be able to track sleep disorders
Seok Kang, associate professor of UTSA collaborated with Korean researcher, Jaemin Jung measured the amount of time students spent using their smartphones and how they used them. Kang said that mobile media had standardized communication across the globe, and it facilitated communication needs more than traditional media like television, radio or newspapers. Also Read - Smartphone use may lead to brain cancer
Researchers selected these two countries due to the high rates of smartphone ownership among their young adults, as 80 percent of Americans own smartphones, while the ownership rate in Korea is about 90 percent.