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Mobile Usage And Social Media

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In modern society, the relationship between globalization and social media and smartphones is involved with the daily life of people around the world. The use of mobile systems dramatically increased in the 20th century. (Mjos, 2012) This essay will explain the differences and similarities of mobile usages and use of social media between British society and that in my home, Thailand. There are various causes to employ electronic devices and social media, some of which were the same and some different. In order to compare these points, we shall outline the meaning of mobile and social media at the beginning, and then describe the use of mobile in the UK and Thailand, before illustrating which ways we use social media. The last is an…show more content…
(Ofcom, 2014) Nevertheless, every user use the mobile for different reasons. There are four main focus of mobile and smartphone usage. First, send and receive E-mails, 79 percent of mobile users are using their devices sending and receiving E-mails not less than one time a week in recent. The majority users are 35-44 years old, 84 percent, and the lowest percentage, 67 percent, is 65+ years old. Next, social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, or Pinterest was applied by seven in ten of mobile users and visiting those websites everyday at least once. Besides, the percentage of gaming users in 2007 and 2014 is increasing between 31 and 44 percent, respectively, and 25-44 years old persons are the majority of those. The last is media activities, the minority watch free TV programmes such as Sky by using mobile devices accounted for 13 percent. (Ofcom, 2015)
On the other hand, 60 percent of the total Thais population, approximately 66.1 million people, use smart phones. (Singapore Management University, 2012) The mobile penetration rate is around 49 percent and Thailand is the top three users in Southeast Asia, 32 million owners. (Custer, 2013) Mid 2009, the Thai mobile market has increased continuously, there were 64 million mobile devices, and however, the end of 2010,
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