African-Americans have long trailed the national average in Internet access at home, but a new study suggests the so-called digital divide disappears when it comes to the mobile Web.
The latest report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that African-Americans are the most active mobile Internet users, with nearly half (48%) having at one time accessed the Web on a handheld device. And almost one-third (29%) typically use their cell phones to go online each day.
Both figures are 50% higher than average, indicating that blacks are more likely than whites to go online via mobile rather than home computer. To read the full story click here.