8 conversations shaping technology
For SXSW, we gathered key facts about Americans’ views and uses of technology.
5 facts about online dating
11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
Broad support for internet freedom around the world
Many people around the world consider free expression in cyberspace to be a fundamental right.
Emerging, developing countries gain ground in the tech revolution
People in emerging and developing nations are quickly catching up to those in advanced nations in terms of access to technology.
Americans feel the tensions between privacy and security concerns
Much of the focus has been on government surveillance, though there are also significant concerns about how businesses use data.
English-speaking Asian Americans stand out for their technology use
Discussions of the “digital divide” often touch on race and ethnicity – and the narrative is usually that whites lead in technology adoption while other racial or ethnic groups struggle to keep up. But that’s not the case for English-speaking Asian Americans.
The never-been-married are biggest users of online dating
Some 30% of U.S. adults who have never been married say they have ever used an online dating site or mobile dating app.
More Americans using smartphones for getting directions, streaming TV
Smartphone use that goes beyond routine calls and text messages does not appear to be slowing.
Wikipedia at 15: Millions of readers in scores of languages
A Pew Research Center analysis of the most visited pages in each language in 2015 tells a story about how the various versions are used.
How Americans balance privacy concerns with sharing personal information: 5 key findings
Many are in an “It depends” frame of mind when they consider this central trade-off in the digital era.