April 18, 2014

New Statistics: 28% of American Adults Use Mobile and Social Location-Based Services

From a New Pew Internet Report by Kathryn Zickuhr and Aaron Smith: More than a quarter (28%) of all American adults use mobile or social location-based services of some kind. This includes anyone who takes part in one or more of the following activities: 28% of cell owners use phones to get directions or recommendations […]

New Stats from Pew Internet: 65% of Online Adults Use Social Networking Sites

From the Report Overview: Fully 65% of adult internet users now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61% one year ago. This marks the first time in Pew Internet surveys that 50% of all adults use social networking sites. [Our Emphasis] The frequency of social networking site […]

New Report From Pew Internet: Americans and Their Cell Phones (2011)

Direct to Full Report  ||| PDF Version is Also Available The report was written by Aaron Smith, a researcher at the Pew Internet & American Life Project. From the Overview: Cell phones are useful for quick information retrieval (so much so that their absence can cause problems) – Half of all adult cell owners (51%) […]

New Internet Usage Statistics (U.S.): "Search and Email Remain Most Popular Online Activities"

Quick Intro It’s worth mentioning that with the many new “social ways”of communicating and finding info, e-mail and search continue to maintain a sizable lead vs. other services. It’s not that social media hasn’t exploded (although it seems to be leveling off a bit according the graph below) but we think it’s important to remember […]

New Report from Pew Internet: Smartphone Adoption and Usage (U.S.)

From the Overview: In its first standalone measure of smartphone ownership, the Pew Internet Project finds that one third of American adults – 35% – own smartphones. The Project’s May survey found that 83% of US adults have a cell phone of some kind, and that 42% of them own a smartphone. That translates into […]

Boom Time: Pew Internet Reports E-reader Ownership Doubled in Six Months

From a New Report by Kristen Purcell, Pew Internet & American Life Project: Overview: “The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011. Hispanic adults, adults younger than age 65, college graduates and those living in households with incomes of at least $75,000 are […]

New Report from Pew Internet: "Social Networking Sites and Our Lives"

Report Homepage and Overview The findings presented here paint a rich and complex picture of the role that digital technology plays in people’s social worlds. Wherever possible, we seek to disentangle whether people’s varying social behaviors and attitudes are related to the different ways they use social networking sites, or to other relevant demographic characteristics, […]

New Report: "The Social Life of Health Information, 2011"

The report is a collaboration between the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the California HealthCare Foundation.  It was written by Susannah Fox from Pew Internet and is now available online. Summary of Findings: The survey finds that, of the 74% of adults who use the internet: 80% of internet users have looked online […]

Slides: Susannah Fox at Mobile Health 2011

Susannah Fox from the Pew Internet and American Life Project is giving a short presentation at the Mobile Health 2011 conference taking place today and tomorrow at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Susannah’s presentation slides are online and include many useful mobile use/user statistics from Pew Internet research. If you would like to monitor […]

Milestones: "30,000 English eBooks from Project Gutenberg"

From a Project Gutenberg News Post by Michael Hart (Founder of Project G Almost 40 Years Ago): Today, just six weeks after Project Gutenberg posted its 40,000th internally created book, the 30,000th English ebook has now been placed online: The Religions of Ancient Egypt and Babylonia, by Archibald Henry Sayce. [Clip] Project Gutenberg started the […]