The role of location-based services in digital life

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The role of location in digital life is changing as growing numbers of internet users are adding a new layer of location information to their posts, and a majority of smartphone owners use their phones’ location-based services.

A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project sheds light on three major aspects of how location figures in digital life: for directions, to share their location with friends and family, and see where their friends and family are.

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