8% of U.S. Adults Get News Through Twitter
Compared with the 30% of Americans who get news on Facebook, Twitter news consumers stand out as younger, more mobile and more highly educated. 85% of Twitter news consumers get news at least sometimes on mobile.
Public Sees Bumpy Launch of Health Insurance Exchanges
Public awareness of the new health insurance exchanges has increased significantly over the past month, but the public’s overall impression is the launch is not going well.
Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice
Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online – but when they do seek advice, as 70% of them have at some point, they go primarily to peers and parents.
Few students likely to use print books for research
Only 12% of teachers say their students are “very likely” to use printed books in a research assignment.
’Digital Natives’ Still Bound to Print
Even in an age of increasing digital resources, younger Americans are more likely than older Americans to use and appreciate libraries as physical spaces – places to study for class, go online, or just hang out.
Family Caregivers Wired for Health
Four-in-ten adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology.
Infographic: The Internet and Health
An infographic summing up key findings from the Internet and health report.
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.