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.
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 […]
Texting while driving may be common, but it’s illegal in most states
Number of states that ban texting while driving.
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.”
Who’s not online? 5 factors tied to the digital divide
An explanation of five factors related to internet non-use.
For Twitter’s IPO, will hope count for more than cash?
Twitter’s large and continuing losses distinguish it from other recent high-profile technology IPOs.
Digital dating: Online’s share of the romance market
More people look for dates online than for home furnishings, health and personal-care items and several other types of consumer goods.
Where in the world are you? Facebook or Foursquare may know
Three-in-ten adult social media users have set up at least one of their accounts to automatically “tag” their posts with their current location.
Chart of the Week: The world’s most popular web sites
Search engines and social networking services are the most popular web sites in nearly every country, but Google and Facebook aren’t always the leaders.