28 March 2006

The keyboard is mightier than the pen

According to IPA's Touchpoint survey in which the activities of 5,000 people were (self)-monitored for a week, only 13% of written communication is now using pen and paper, 49% is via email, 29% via SMS and 10% via instant messaging. Not surprisingly there was a greater bias towards keyboards and keypads among younger people.

The survey also found that people still spend more time watching television than using the internet. This is a rather different picture from the one painted by Google in research earlier this month, which suggested TVs were being turned off in favour of computers. But of course the two may not be exclusive, as John Naughton points out in his blog today.

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