PEW survey data on non-use of social media and smartphones

Sebastian Greger

Two fresh data sets from Pew Research Center, highlighting realities I would love to see considered more often in design teams and boardrooms alike:

While I consider the “digital divide” term slightly problematic here - as it induces a strong bias of opportunity (though no doubt justified as an important factor among others), ignoring choice and all further reasons not reflected by the data - surveys like this serve a purpose in providing a more critical perspective whether all “users’” realities are really so similar to the decision makers’ own digital practices.

I'm Sebastian, Sociologist and Interaction Designer. This journal is mostly about bringing toge­ther social science and design for inclusive, privacy-focused, and sustainable "human-first" digital strategies. I also tend to a "digital garden" with carefully curated resources.

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