Which developing nation leads on mobile payments? Kenya
A majority of Kenyans make or receive payments using cell phones.
Emerging nations catching up to U.S. on technology adoption, especially mobile and social media use
Within a remarkably short period of time, some developing nations are catching up to the U.S. in technology use.
5 facts about online dating
11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
Overseas users power Facebook’s growth; more going mobile-only
The number of Facebook users who log into the social-networking service or share content through it on any given day.
6 new facts about Facebook
How people are using Facebook and what they like and dislike about the site.
10 facts about Americans and public libraries
Technology and the internet are changing Americans’ reading habits and also their relationship with libraries. But what hasn’t changed is Americans’ love for books.
Overall book readership stable, but e-books becoming more popular
The typical U.S. adult read five books in the past 12 months.
The social life of health information
Our national survey finds that seven-in-ten (72%) adult internet users say they have searched online for information about a range of health issues, the most popular being specific diseases and treatments.
Few Americans track their weight, diet or exercise online
Among the 6-in-10 Americans who say they track their weight, diet or exercise routine, 9% say they use online or app tools.
Over a quarter of internet users download or listen to podcasts
Pew Research Center polling shows that the podcast user base continues to expand. A May 2013 survey found 27% of internet users ages 18 and older download or listen to podcasts, up from 21% three years ago in May 2010 and 7% of internet users in 2006.