Twitter and other social services like Facebook that allow people to update their status still lack clout on wireless devices. Only 10% of the 59% of adult Americans who go online wirelessly have used their mobile phone or wireless laptop to access a status update service, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
While the percentage who access status update apps via a wireless device remains relatively low, the study reveals that adults tap into technology to do a variety of other tasks. Fifty-four percent have used their mobile device to send someone a photo or video, 23% have accessed a social networking site, 20% watched a video, and 15% posted a photo or a video online. A smaller number 11% admit to purchasing at least one product using their mobile phone, and 11% say they made a charitable donation through a text message.