Baltimore ties for 5th in the US for highest percentage of smartphone users.
If you needed another reason to feel smart for living in and around Baltimore (and for going to UB!), here’s one: Baltimore ranks #5 among US markets for smartphone users. According to a recent survey by Nielsen (famous for tracking TV and radio usage), 72% of Baltimore-region mobile phone users have smartphones, slightly above Chicago,IL’s 71% and Miami, FL’s 73%. The top smartphone-using city in the US was Dallas, TX, with 76% of mobile users sportin’ smartphones. On average, 67% of US mobile subscribers use smartphones.
People sure do love those infographics! These days, it seems next to impossible to read a blog, click a link on Twitter, or browse social networks without running into collections of barely-related “facts” stripped down to their barest elements and tarted up with some eyecandy. Sadly this trend is probably going to get a whole lot worse: today HubSpot unleashed “35 free templates to make content creation faster and easier” on an unsuspecting world. We weren’t sure if this bold claim was too good to be true so we decided to take one for a spin. Here’s the result. (click on it to enlarge)