Internet & Tech Aug. 5, 2013

72% of Online Adults are Social Networking Site Users

Today, 72% of online adults use social networking sites. Although younger adults continue to be the most likely social media users, one of the more striking stories about the social networking population has been the growth among older internet users in recent years.

Internet & Tech Jul. 16, 2013

Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

A majority of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing and make teaching writing easier, but also worry that they are having some undesirable effects.

Internet & Tech Jul. 3, 2013

Six Percent of Online Adults are reddit Users

Young men are especially likely to visit the site. Some 15% of male internet users ages 18-29 say that they use reddit, compared with 5% of women in the same age range and 8% of men ages 30-49.

Internet & Tech Jun. 25, 2013

’Digital Natives’ Still Bound to Print

Even in an age of increasing digital resources, younger Americans are more likely than older Americans to use and appreciate libraries as physical spaces – places to study for class, go online, or just hang out.

Internet & Tech Jun. 20, 2013

Family Caregivers Wired for Health

Four-in-ten adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology.

Internet & Tech Jun. 10, 2013

One Third of American Adults Own a Tablet Computer

For the first time, a third (34%) of American adults ages 18 and older own a tablet computer like an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Kindle Fire.

Internet & Tech Jun. 5, 2013

A Milestone for Smartphones

For the first time in Pew Research Center polling, a majority of Americans–56%–say they now own a smartphone of some kind.

Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

How Teens Share on Social Media

Teens are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. Most teen social media users say they aren’t very concerned about third-party access to their data.

Internet & Tech May. 1, 2013

Why Parents Love Libraries

The vast majority of parents of minor children feel libraries are very important for their children, not only because they foster a love of reading, but also because they provide information, resources and a safe place.

Internet & Tech Apr. 25, 2013

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online – just as they have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.