Growth and use of smartphones and devices in MN from 2000 to today

The Minneapolis Star Tribune takes data released this month from the American Community Survey and turns it into some really nice graphics and charts. They showcase the growth of digital devices from 2000 to today.

The evolution of technological adoption is an interesting look at who has what. You can see the steady increase of internet access as opposed to the steep incline of the tablet. It’s interesting to speculate the impact on social media and phone and internet and devices. As more options become available it seems as if all growth increases. (Laptops and workstations aren’t in the chart.)

And you can see the Minnesotans seem to be a little ahead of the national numbers – or as we like to say, well above average!

This entry was posted in Digital Divide, MN, Research by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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