Fact Tank Feb. 12, 2015

5 facts about online video, for YouTube’s 10th birthday

YouTube has become one of the most visited websites in the world. The video-sharing firm says that 100 hours of video are uploaded there every minute.

Fact Tank Feb. 3, 2015

Social media preferences vary by race and ethnicity

Latinos, blacks and whites use social media networks about equally, but there are some differences in their preferences for specific social media sites.

Fact Tank Dec. 31, 2014

What will digital life look like in 2025? Highlights from our reports

The wealth of material from this non-scientific, opt-in canvassing of experts resulted in seven reports about what trends might emerge in online life between now and 2025. Here are some key takeaways.

Fact Tank Dec. 1, 2014

The darkest side of online harassment: Menacing behavior

Most online harassment consists of name-calling or trying to embarrass someone, but there is also the darker side of physical threats, stalking, sexual harassment and being harassed for a long period of time.

Internet & Tech Nov. 25, 2014

What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web

Three-quarters of online Americans know which is bigger, a megabyte or a kilobyte, but only 9% are able to correctly identify the first widely popular graphical web browser. How much do you know about the web and digital technology?

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Internet & Tech Nov. 25, 2014

Web IQ Quiz

Test your knowledge of technology and the web by taking our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,066 randomly sampled adult internet users asked the same questions.

Fact Tank Nov. 20, 2014

About 1 in 5 victims of online harassment say it happened in the comments section

While social media sites were the most common place noted for online harassment in a recent Pew Research Center survey, about a fifth of internet users cited website comments sections as places where they had that experience.

Sep. 19, 2014

Census: Computer ownership, internet connection varies widely across U.S.

Nearly 25 years after the birth of the world wide web, most Americans have computers and internet access, but the nation remains a patchwork of connectivity, with some metro areas full of high-speed connections and others much less plugged in.

Fact Tank Sep. 5, 2014

What drove spike in public comments on net neutrality? Likely, a comedian

While some evidence suggests that the amount of news media coverage mirrored that of the public’s comments on the FCC’s proposed net neutrality policy changes, our analysis found that more likely drivers of comments were grassroots efforts, as well as a popular comedian’s 13-minute segment on net neutrality that aired on cable television and found a large online audience.

Fact Tank Aug. 25, 2014

Where was Ferguson in my Facebook feed?

There were big differences in the content related to Ferguson on Twitter and Facebook. Was the reason what users wanted from each, or the sites’ algorithms?