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.
7 things to know about offline Americans
The Pew Research Center recently reported that 15% of American adults are not internet users. Here are some lesser-known things that we found when in exploring offline Americans and their lives.
5 facts about turkeys
Americans are producing fewer but bigger turkeys, and as domestic consumption falls more of the birds are heading overseas.
The links between education, marriage and parenting
New data released this week from the U.S. Census Bureau reaffirm the strong linkage between educational attainment and the marital status and living arrangements of parents of minor children
Chart of the Week: A minute on the Internet
Keeping up with what people do online is no easy task — just ask the researchers in our Internet Project. Nor is it much easier for those seeking ways to make money off online activities — they’re changing almost too fast to keep up with. But the folks at Quartz, the business-news site from Atlantic […]
Holiday shopping: Love it or hate it, more do it online
Half of Americans say they dread holiday shopping.
Anxious about the economy, more Americans worry about their jobs
About six-in-ten Americans worry that they will lose their jobs due to the current state of the economy.
Study: Muslim job candidates may face discrimination in Republican states
Job candidates who posted their Muslim identity on Facebook received fewer interview calls than those whose posts suggested they were Christian. The contrast was particularly notable in Republican-leaning states.
Thanksgiving drivers may pay less for gasoline than last year
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline across the U.S.
Study: Having daughters makes parents more likely to be Republican
Two sociologists have found that parents who have daughters are more inclined to support the GOP and turn a cold shoulder to Democrats.