September 30, 2014

New From Pew Internet: The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012

From Pew Internet: A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services. Internet users under 50 are particularly likely to use a social […]

New Statistics: Older Adults and Internet Use, 53% of U.S. Seniors Now Using Net or Email

Released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. From the Overview: As of April 2012, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email. Though these adults are still less likely than all other age groups to use the internet, the latest data represent the first time that half […]

New Statistics from Pew Internet: “Teens & Online Video”

From the Report’s Overview: In a survey of 799 teens conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project between April 19 and July 14, 2011, the teens were asked about a number of online behaviors. The results for video-oriented activities are reported here. Among the findings: 37% of internet users ages 12-17 […]

New Report from Pew Internet: Teens, Smartphones & Texting

From the Overview Page: Teens are fervent communicators. Straddling childhood and adulthood, they communicate frequently with a variety of important people in their lives: friends and peers, parents, teachers, coaches, bosses, and a myriad of other adults and institutions. This report examines the tools teens use to communicate, with a particular focus on mobile devices, […]

New Report: The Tone of Life on Social Networking Sites, Kind or Unkind?

Direct to Complete Report ||| PDF Version From the Pew Internet & American Life Project: The overall social and emotional climate of social networking sites (SNS) is a very positive one where adult users get personal rewards and satisfactions at far higher levels than they encounter anti-social people or have ill consequences from their encounters. […]

New Report from Pew Internet: The Internet As a Diversion and Destination

This new report was written by Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project Overview Direct to Complete Report (HTML Version) Primary Findings Americans are increasingly going online just for fun and to pass the time. On any given day, 53% of all the young adults ages 18-29 go online […]

New Report From Pew Internet: Why Americans Use Social Media

Direct to Complete Report ||| PDF Version By: Aaron Smith, Senior Research Specialist at Pew Internet and American Life Project From the Overview: Two-thirds of online adults (66%) use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn. These internet users say that connections with family members and friends (both new and old) are […]

New Report from Pew Internet & American Life Project: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites

A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Cable in the Classroom, and Family Online Safety Institute. Title: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites: How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship” Authors: Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, Aaron Smith, Kristen Purcell, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie Direct to Complete […]

New Report from Pew Internet: How People Learn About Their Local Community

Title: How People Learn About Their Local Community ||| (PDF Version) by: Tom Rosenstiel, Amy Mitchell, Kristen Purcell, Lee Rainie Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project Direct to Interactive Chart: What Sources Do People Rely on MOST For Information About… From the Report Overview: Contrary to much of the conventional understanding of how people […]

"LifeTime Library Thought to be the First Nationwide" (UNC Chapel Hill)

From the University of North Carolina News: How often have you wondered, “What did I do with that report I presented when I was in college? Did I save it on my laptop, on a CD, to my cell phone, or is it on a computer I no longer have?” Or, after graduating, have you […]