Tablet-based news picking up steam in Korea
South Koreans are rapidly embracing tablet computers rather than newspapers and magazines for their news consumption, according to a poll from the Korea Communications Commission.
Technology news provider TabTimes reports that the commission found nearly 70 percent of tablet owners in Korea prefer tablets to traditional print media, and 95 percent say they use their devices for some form of news consumption.
Koreans are also interested in other forms of media consumption, such as video, on their tablets. According to the study, more than one-third of tablet owners watch streamed or downloaded videos on their devices, while fewer than 15 percent of smartphone owners do the same.
Interestingly, only 5.9 percent of tablet owners watch shows in real time, TabTimes reports.
Other studies show tablets having an impact on other areas of daily life as well. For example, tablet computers have changed the way people browse the web, read literature and even communicate with one another. The devices are also becoming handier for video games and may soon have a greater influence in this area as well.