Immigrants are heavier users of interactive technology than other Americans

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A new study finds that immigrants tend to use interactive technology, including smartphones, at a higher rate than the overall U.S. population. Americans shouldn't be surprised that immigrants may be more tech-savvy than other Americans, says Shenid Bhayroo, a professor at Temple University's School of Communications, noting that the co-founders of Google and Yahoo are immigrants. "I think what has changed fundamentally now is the ability to communicate in real time," said Bhayroo. "To be able to squeeze that distance between the continents literally into milliseconds."