The smartphone use of Flemish adults during the COVID-19 pandemic

(31-03-2020) Keeping informed, in touch and ‘in sync’ with society during times of crisis. A report of imec-mict-UGent, based on mobileDNA data of 2778 Flemish adults.

The worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 virus puts the work and social life of citizens around the globe to a halt. During this time of crisis, digital media such as smartphones are a window to the world. Based on the mobileDNA data of 2778 Flemish adults, authors Jakob Ohme, Mariek M. P. Vanden Abeele, Kyle Van Gaeveren, Wouter Durnez & Lieven De Marez revealed that smartphones are key instruments to keep informed, stay in touch with loved ones and participate in the public sphere.

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A report of the Research Group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies (imec-mict-UGhent), Ghent University, Belgium.

 

Please cite as:
Ohme, J., Vanden Abeele, M. M. P., Van Gaeveren, K., Durnez, W. & De Marez, L. (2020). Keeping informed, in touch and ‘in sync’ with society during times of crisis: The smartphone use of Flemish adults during the Covid-19 pandemic. Research Group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies (imec-MICT-UGhent), Ghent University, Belgium.

 

Contact person: Prof. dr. Lieven De Marez