Maybe unsurprisingly, those teens who use the Internet more frequently also use video chats more often than their peers who only go online a few times per week.
The same is true for teens who text and use social media more often than their peers. teens who were interviewed for this study also said that they record and upload video to the web. Just 14% of adults, by the way, upload video to You Tube and similar services.
In the internet realm, the video-calling has risen modestly from 20% of internet users in April 2009 to 23% of internet users in the summer 2010 survey.
On any given day, 4% of internet users are participating in video calls, video chat, or teleconferencing, up from 2% in April 2009.
Those who answered yes to both questions were only counted once in the overall tally of video callers.
At that time, boys were twice as likely to say that they regularly uploaded video they had taken.
Streaming video over the web, however, still remains a bit of a niche activity among teens.
"Based on these survey findings, we believe one of the use cases that has seemed marginal for some time now warrants much greater attention — and that is video calling," said Atsuro Sato, senior research analyst at Gartner. We believe other markets will follow that path, depending on local constraints," said Werner Goertz, research director at Gartner.
"Person-to-person video calling, especially using smartphones, has reached very high numbers in the U. "As a result, product managers for smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) should ensure that high-end and midrange devices have front-facing cameras with enough resolution and overall ability to capture good quality video.