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Exploring Cross-Device Web Use on PCs and Mobile Devices

Summary: Exploring Cross-Device Web Use on PCs and
Mobile Devices
Shaun K. Kane1
, Amy K. Karlson2
, Brian R. Meyers2
, Paul Johns2
, Andy Jacobs2
and Greg Smith2
The Information School, DUB Group, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 USA
Microsoft Research, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 USA
{karlson, brianme, pauljoh, andyj, gregsmi}@microsoft.com
Abstract. In this paper, we explore whether sharing a user's web browsing
activity across their computing devices can make it easier to find and access
web sites on a mobile device. We first surveyed 175 smartphone users about
their web use across multiple devices. We found that users shared web
information between devices, but generally used cumbersome manual methods


Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle
Kane, Shaun K. - Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences