Maeve Duggan

Research Associate

Publications
Internet & TechJanuary 4, 2018

Crossing the Line: What Counts as Online Harassment?

Americans agree that certain behaviors – like direct personal threats – constitute online harassment. But they are more divided on others, such as sending unkind messages or publicly sharing a private conversation.

Internet & TechJuly 25, 2017

1 in 4 black Americans have faced online harassment because of their race or ethnicity

Although online harassment can take many forms, some minority groups in America more frequently encounter harassment that carries racial overtones.

Internet & TechJuly 14, 2017

Men, women experience and view online harassment differently

Among women who have experienced any form of online harassment, 35% say they found their most recent incident to be “extremely” or “very” upsetting.

Fact TankOctober 30, 2014

5 facts about online harassment

A look at the prevalence of harassment online, its various forms, where it occurs, and how people respond.

Fact TankMay 6, 2014

Proposed law would clarify who gets access to a deceased person’s digital accounts

The Uniform Law Commission, a body of lawyers who produce uniform legislation for states to adopt, recently drafted the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (FADA),” which would grant fiduciaries broad authority to access and control digital assets and accounts.

Fact TankDecember 2, 2013

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.

Fact TankNovember 12, 2013

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.”

Fact TankOctober 1, 2013

21% of Americans without health insurance do not use the internet

Officials are hoping that the health exchange web sites will drive access and enrollment. But some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online.

Fact TankSeptember 12, 2013

It’s a woman’s (social media) world

The average gap between the proportion of men and women who use social media

Internet & TechSeptember 4, 2013

Smartphone wars: More options for fast-growing market

Microsoft has announced plans to buy the Nokia Phones Division, unifying its hardware and software production. Meanwhile, Apple is set to release its latest batch of iPhones next week, but this time in color.  Add in Android’s ongoing challenge to Apple and Blackberry’s recent bid for more smartphone relevance, and the market is brimming with options. All of […]