Research in the Crowdsourcing Age, a Case Study
How scholars, companies and workers are using Mechanical Turk, a ‘gig economy’ platform, for tasks computers can’t handle
Social Media and the Workplace
Workers turn to social media for a range of reasons while at work, with taking a mental break and connecting with friends and family being among the most common.
Q&A: The impact and evolution of the sharing economy
We interviewed Arun Sundararajan, a professor of information, operations and management sciences at New York University, and a leading expert on the sharing economy. Sundararajan is the author of the recently released book “The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism.”
How Americans define the sharing economy
In our survey, we asked respondents who had heard of the sharing economy to tell us – in their own words – how they would describe the term.
Americans and the new digital economy: 8 key findings
Digital technology has ushered in a slew of new shared, collaborative and on-demand online services ranging from virtual marketplaces to home sharing. Our report examines the scope and impact of these services.
Global tech companies see India’s vast offline population as untapped market
Only about a fifth of India’s roughly 1.2 billion people are online, according to a recent Pew Research Center report, and the world’s biggest technology companies are clamoring for this large, untapped user base. Facebook recently tried (and failed) to implement its “Free Basics” internet program, and Google is also vying for the vast Indian […]
Incentives – and pressures – for U.S. workers in a ‘knowledge economy’
As automation looms and more and more jobs are being shaped to accommodate the tech-saturated “knowledge economy,” 63% of full- and part-time workers say they have taken steps in the past 12 months to upgrade their skills and knowledge. That is one of several key findings from a Pew Research Center survey conducted last fall […]
8 conversations shaping technology
For SXSW, we gathered key facts about Americans’ views and uses of technology.
Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation
A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans, but few expect their own jobs to experience substantial impacts.
For 2020, Census Bureau plans to trade paper responses for digital ones
The 2020 census could be the first in which most Americans are counted over the internet.