Maeve Duggan is a research associate at the Pew Research Center's Internet Project.
1 in 4 black Americans have faced online harassment because of their race or ethnicity
Although online harassment can take many forms, some minority groups in America more frequently encounter harassment that carries racial overtones.
Men, women experience and view online harassment differently
Among women who have experienced any form of online harassment, 35% say they found their most recent incident to be “extremely” or “very” upsetting.
5 facts about online harassment
A look at the prevalence of harassment online, its various forms, where it occurs, and how people respond.
Proposed law would clarify who gets access to a deceased person’s digital accounts
The Uniform Law Commission, a body of lawyers who produce uniform legislation for states to adopt, recently drafted the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (FADA),” which would grant fiduciaries broad authority to access and control digital assets and accounts.
What happens to your digital life after death?
It’s a question not many consider given how embedded the internet is in their lives. The typical web user has 25 online accounts, ranging from email to social media profiles and bank accounts, according to a 2007 study from Microsoft. But families, companies and legislators are just starting to sort out who owns and has access to these accounts after someone has died.
Is social media the new wingman for singles?
Digital tools have added a host of new dimensions to dating, whether it be the first flirty message or making it “Facebook official.”
21% of Americans without health insurance do not use the internet
Officials are hoping that the health exchange web sites will drive access and enrollment. But some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online.
It’s a woman’s (social media) world
The average gap between the proportion of men and women who use social media
Smartphone wars: More options for fast-growing market
Ways to connect digital devices increase — for those who have more than one
Many companies are competing to provide consumers with ways to stream content among all their digital devices, but there’s still a segment of Americans who own only one device — a cell-phone.