Mobile Phones Assist More Holiday Shoppers In Stores
Nearly six in ten cell owners used their phone inside a physical store for assistance or guidance on a purchasing decision this holiday season.
One-in-Three Turn to Internet for Medical Self-Diagnosis
Many have now added the internet to their personal health toolbox, helping themselves and their loved ones better understand what might be ailing them.
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.
How Teens Research In the Digital Age
Teachers participating in a Pew Internet study say the impact of today’s digital environment on their students’ research habits and skills is mostly positive, but not without drawbacks.
Family Caregivers Turn to Internet for Information and Guidance
Fully 30 percent of U.S. adults help a loved one with personal needs, manage finances or arrange for outside care for another adult or child with a disability. Of this group, 88% use the internet to find health information.
Networked: The New Social Operating System
In their new book, “Networked,” Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making and personal interaction.
Three-Quarters of Smartphone Owners Use Location-Based Services
Nearly three-fourths (74%) of smartphone users use their phones to obtain real-time, location-based information and almost one-in-five use geosocial services such as Foursquare.
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.
Where People Get Information About Restaurants and Other Local Businesses
People looking for information about local restaurants and other businesses say they rely on the internet, especially search engines, ahead of any other source.
How do those who don’t search for health information online differ from those who do?
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