The Online Mall: How People Do – and Don’t – Use the Internet in Making Purchasing Decisions
A new Pew Internet Project study finds that going online helps people sort through product choices, but it is not the place where people usually close the deal for housing, cell phones or even music.
Writing, Technology and Teens
Most teenagers spend a considerable amount of their life composing texts, but they don’t regard most of the material they create electronically as real writing. Does e-communication help – or hurt – students’ writing skills?
How Different Are People Who Don’t Respond to Pollsters?
Survey research firms face increasingly high non-completion rates. Analysis based on extra efforts to reach non-responders finds few differences between the responses of the easy- and hard-to-reach.
Info on the Go: Mobile Access to Data and Information
A new Pew Internet survey finds that 62% of all U.S. adults are now part of a wireless, mobile population.
Online Shopping: Convenient but Risky
Two-thirds (66%) of online Americans have purchased a product online, but many worry about the safety of financial and personal data.
Online Video Audience Surges
A new survey finds a sharp rise in the number of viewers of YouTube and other internet video sites over the past year. Nearly half of online adults now say they have visited such sites.
In Search of Solutions: How People use the Internet, Libraries, and Government Agencies to Find Help
A new survey challenges the assumption that libraries are no longer relevant, although the internet is now the most consulted information source.
Teen Content Creators
Some 93% of teens use the internet, and more of them than ever are treating it as a venue for social interaction — a place where they can share creations, tell stories, and interact with others.
Digital Footprints: Online Identity Management and Search in the Age of Transparency
Unlike footprints left in the sand, our online data trails often stick around long after the tide has gone out. And internet users have become more aware of information that remains connected to their name online.
Parents, Teens and Technology
Family members tend to use the same kinds of gadgets, but teenagers find them more useful.