William G. Gilroy | January 7, 2016
Cellphones, any parent can attest, play a central role in the lives of college students. Studies show that nearly all college students own a cellphone, and most of those students use text messaging as their main form of communication. Researchers from the University of Notre Dame used the centrality of cellphones in college students’ lives to delve deep into students’ usage habits and how their social networks affect their everyday lives.
Results from the recently completed three-year study, dubbed “NetSense,” provide a broader understanding of how technology is embedded in students’ lives as they transition from teenagers to young adults.