Almost one out of every three cell phone users in the US relies on their handset when it comes to get directions or recommendations, a new study claims.
The study was conducted by the research outfit Pew Research, and it states that 28 percent of all mobile phone owners, which amounts to near about 23 percent of all adults in the country, are heavily dependent on technology to get a grasp of directions in their daily travelling.
Pew claims that its study involved a thoroughly conducted survey in which some 2,277 US adults participated, and 28 percent of those admitted of using social or location based services regularly.
“Americans are not currently all that eager to share explicitly their location on social media sites, but they are taking advantage of their phones’ geolocation capabilities in other ways,” said Pew Internet Project research specialist and report co-author Kathy Zickuhr in a statement, according to this PC Mag report.
“Smartphone owners are using their phones to get fast access to location-relevant information on the go” Zickuhr added.
The Pew study also claims that the geo location based services were used mainly by ethnic minorities such as the Hispanics or Latinos.