Survey Finds Sharp Rise In The Number of Irish Tablet Users

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24th March 2014 17:54 - Information Technology

According to the latest Eircom Household Sentiment Survey, the number of people using tablets in Ireland has increased by three fifths (60%) in the last six months and now stands at 1.4 million. The report also shows that almost two thirds of the population now own a smartphone – a 15 per cent increase on a year earlier.

The bi-annual survey of 1,000 Irish people, carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes in February, also found that eight out of every ten Irish adults own a portable internet enabled device, while over the past year the average number of online devices in the home has risen for three to four.

Young people continue to be the driving force behind this statistic, with the survey finding 16-24 year olds have access to an average of six potential online devices in the home.

Three quarters of survey respondents think that parents are sharing too much information about their family online. The new phenomenon, which has been dubbed ‘sharenting’, is perceived as boring for others by three out of every four of those surveyed. However, just 5 per cent think they are guilty of ‘sharenting’.

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