Internet & Tech Feb. 27, 2014

The Web at 25

The World Wide Web, which turns 25 years old this March, is embedded in the lives of Americans: 87% now use the internet, up from just 14% in 1995. This explosive adoption has changed the way Americans get their news, perform their jobs, engage with their government and communicate with friends and family.

Fact Tank Feb. 20, 2014

Behind Facebook’s WhatsApp purchase: A global appetite for texting

A median of 78% of mobile phone owners in emerging countries used their devices for texting.

Global Feb. 13, 2014

Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology

Cell phones are pervasive, but smartphones are still rare. And while the internet has made tremendous inroads, its reach is limited.

Internet & Tech May. 7, 2012

Just-In-Time Information Through Mobile Connections

86% of smartphone owners used their phone in the past month to make real-time queries to help them meet friends, solve problems, or settle arguments.

Internet & Tech Apr. 12, 2012

72% of Americans Follow Local News Closely

Most adults follow local news closely, and local newspapers are by far the source they rely on for much of the local information they need.

Internet & Tech Mar. 14, 2011

Closing the Local News ‘App Gap’

Local news is going mobile. Nearly half of all American adults (47%) report that they get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer. But just 13% of all mobile device owners report having an app that helps them get local information or news.

Internet & Tech Nov. 4, 2009

Social Isolation and New Technology

A new study challenges previous research and commonplace fears about the harmful social impact of internet and cell phone use.

Internet & Tech Apr. 15, 2009

The Internet’s Role in Campaign 2008

Three-quarters (74%) of internet users went online during the 2008 election to take part in, or get news and information about the 2008 campaign. This represents 55% of the entire U.S. adult population.

Internet & Tech Dec. 30, 2008

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A new survey finds that voters expect that the level of public engagement they experienced with Obama during the campaign, much of it occurring online, will continue into the early period of his new administration.

Internet & Tech Dec. 14, 2008

Future of the Internet III: How the Experts See It

A survey of internet leaders and analysts finds they expect the phone to become a primary device for online access, artificial and virtual reality to become more embedded in everyday life, and the architecture of the internet itself to improve. But they disagree about whether this will lead to more social tolerance or better home lives.