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WhatsApp Brazilian Dance Step

Today a Brazilian judge ordered another stop to WhatsApp on Brazil’s smartphones, at least temporarily. (Source: Reuters May 2, 2016)
Creative Commons Courtesy Ed Yourdon
WhatsApp is a very popular communications app around the world, and especially strong in Brazil. According to the most recent wave of our Technology User Profile survey, 82% of Brazil’s connected adults have used WhatsApp in the prior 30 days.

While this means 70.4 million adults are affected, Brazil’s active WhatsApp users have other options. Among the other sites and apps which are actively used for communication and networking, 68% use InstaGram and nearly six in ten (58%) already actively use Skype. Another quarter (26%) use SnapChat and one-in-six (16%) use Viber.
Brazilian WhatsApp users are already in a good position to use other options. Only 1% of WhatsApp users are only using WhatsApp and not using Instagram, Skype, G+, SnapChat, or Viber.whatsapp metafacts 2016-05-02_16-41-59

Furthermore, while 81% of WhatsApp users use a Smartphone, not all do. WhatsApp is also accessible on PCs.  Among the many devices Brazilian WhatsApp adults regularly use, 98% access a PC, and many use more than one. Eight-one percent use 2 or more PCs. Just under half (47%) have a Tablet PC, with Android tablets outnumbering Apple’s iPads or Tablets running Windows. Continue reading

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Technology Adoption – from Early Adopters to Laggards

With the most recent wave of Technology User Profile (TUP), MetaFacts has gathered updated profiles on technology adopters – from the highly sought Early Adopters through the Majority to the Laggards.
Early Adopters and Laggards - courtesy Julie-Blaustein Creative Commons

The Technology Adoption chapter address many questions: Continue reading

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Filed under Basic cellphones, Desktops, Notebooks, Smartphones, Tablets, TUP Answers

TUP 2015 Work/Self PCs Section (E3)

PCs provided by one’s employer or in self-employment are meant to be used only for work activities. Throughout their one life, users bring their experiences and preferences with them as they move between one PC and another. The market for Work PCs is different from the consumer market, even though many work PCs are acquired through consumer channels and were originally targeted to consumers, not employees.
This section includes PC-related answers selected from the many questions in the comprehensive TUP survey. The key banner points are three: the Work/Self-Employment PC, and segments (Self-employed to 99 employees, 100 to 999 employees, and 1,000+ Employees) (Self-employed to 19 employees, 20-499, and 500+). The data-rich deliverable is designed for quick recognition of important findings, including statistical testing and indexes comparing values to their national averages. This report results cover many key topics: PC brands and newness, OS & OS ecosystems, other connected devices, user and household demographics, technology adoption patterns (early adopters vs. laggards), device combinations, details about the usage profile, PC activities, consumer electronics, purchase plans, and technology spending. PCs are split out in more detail by form factor: Desktop, Notebook, All-in-One/Mini, and Tower Desktop.

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Filed under 2-in-1 PC, Convertibles, Desktops, Employees, Notebooks, Remote Workers, Teleworkers