Generation Y do it on the mobile

More than 90 per cent of young users in Nigeria, South Africa, and Indonesia access the web primarily through a mobile phone. According to a report by the browser company Opera, generation Y – the age group between 18 and 27 – say they browse the web mostly on a smart phone or mobile device.

The report also shows that users in China and the United States share a scepticism towards printed newspapers. 53 percent of respondents in the United States and 57 percent of respondents in China rarely or never read physical newspapers.

Opera said that global data traffic through its browser rose 15 percent in October from September 2010. That was up 134 percent compared to 2009.