Internet & Tech Oct. 23, 2012

In Digital Age, Young Americans Keep Reading, In Print and e-Book Forms

More than eight-in-ten Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library.

Internet & Tech Oct. 19, 2012

4-in-10 Adults Use Social Networking to Engage in Political or Civil Activities

The use of social media is becoming a feature of political and civic engagement for many Americans. A new report examines who is more likely to use social media to express their views, react to others’ postings, follow candidates and ‘like’ and share others’ content.

Internet & Tech Oct. 10, 2012

Privacy Management on Social Media Sites

Two-thirds of online adults have a profile on a social networking site, and most restrict access to friends only. Social network users also are becoming more active in pruning and managing their accounts.

U.S. Politics Oct. 9, 2012

Many Voters Use Cell Phones to Follow Election, Participate in Politics

As of late September, 88% of registered voters own a cell phone of some kind-and significant numbers of these voters are using their mobile devices to get information about the 2012 election, to interact with the campaigns, and to converse with other voters about political issues: 27% of registered voters who own a cell phone […]

Internet & Tech Sep. 13, 2012

Photos and Videos are Key Social Currency Online

Fully 46% of internet users post original photos and videos online and 41% curate photos and videos on image-sharing sites. Women are more likely than men to use Pinterest, while Instagram and Tumblr attract equal shares of men and women.

Internet & Tech Sep. 11, 2012

Smartphones Particularly Popular With Young Adults, High Earners

On the eve of Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5, 45% of American adults own smartphones. They are particularly popular with young adults and those living in relatively higher income households; 66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones, and 68% of those living in households earning $75,000 also own them.

Internet & Tech Sep. 5, 2012

More Than Half of Mobile Users Avoid Certain Apps Due to Privacy Concerns

Fully 54% of mobile application users have avoided certain apps and 30% have uninstalled an app due to concerns about the way personal information is shared or collected by the app.

Internet & Tech Sep. 4, 2012

Social Media’s Influence on Politics

Campaign and policy-related material on social networking sites plays a modest role in influencing most users’ views and political activities. Democrats and liberals are the most likely to say the sites have impact and are important and the politically engaged stand out in their use of the sites

Internet & Tech Aug. 2, 2012

Mobile Phone Problems

Telemarketing calls and spam texts are realities for most cellphone users, according to a new survey. Smartphone owners are particularly likely to report dropped calls and slow download speeds.

Internet & Tech Jul. 20, 2012

The Future of Big Data