Internet & Tech Dec. 31, 2012

Mobile Connections to Libraries

Some 13% of those ages 16 and older have visited library websites or otherwise accessed library services by mobile device. This is the first reading in a national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project on this subject.

Internet & Tech Dec. 28, 2012

Internet Access at Libraries

African-Americans and Latinos were more likely than whites to access the internet at their local library, as were parents of minor children, those under age 50, and those with some college experience.

Internet & Tech Dec. 27, 2012

E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines

The number of those who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older to 23%. At the same time, the number of those who read printed books in the previous 12 months fell.

Internet & Tech Dec. 20, 2012

How Communities Differ in Their Reading Habits

Reading is foundational to learning and the information acquisition upon which people make decisions. For centuries, the capacity to read has been a benchmark of literacy and involvement in community life.

Internet & Tech Nov. 30, 2012

The Best and Worst of Mobile Phones

Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity the devices offer, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections.

Internet & Tech Nov. 25, 2012

Cell Phones: They’re For More Than Just Making Calls

Fully 85% of American adults own a cell phone, and the devices have become a portal for an ever-growing list of activities. Taking photos and texting top the list.

Internet & Tech Nov. 20, 2012

Parents Concerned About Teens’ Online Activities and Privacy

Most parents of teenagers are concerned about what their teenage children do online and how their behavior could be monitored by others.

Internet & Tech Nov. 8, 2012

Mobile Health Finds Its Market In Smartphone Owners

Over half of smartphone owners gather health information on their phones, compared with 6% of non-smartphone owners.

Internet & Tech Nov. 6, 2012

One-in-Five Registered Voters Talk About How They Voted on Social Media

Fully 22% of registered voters have told others how they voted on a social networking site, while 30% have been encouraged to vote for a candidate by family and friends and 20% have encouraged others to vote.

Internet & Tech Nov. 2, 2012

Over Half of Registered Voters Have Watched Political Videos Online

Some 66% of registered voters who use the internet—55% of all registered voters—have gone online this election season to watch videos related to the election campaign or political issues.