Media & NewsJuly 18, 2016

Election 2016: Campaigns as a Direct Source of News

Today’s presidential candidates are increasingly prioritizing social media outreach, while the role of campaign websites is shifting.

Internet & TechJuly 11, 2016

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

Media & NewsJuly 7, 2016

The Modern News Consumer

Digital innovation has had a major impact on the public’s news habits. How have these changes shaped Americans’ appetite for and attitudes toward the news?

Internet & TechJune 30, 2016

Sharing and on-demand services attract a small but active group of ‘super users’

The sharing and on-demand economy has grown in the U.S., and some Americans are “super users”: 7% have used six or more shared and on-demand online services.

Internet & TechJune 22, 2016

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.

Media & NewsMay 26, 2016

How the 2016 presidential campaign is being discussed on Reddit

We looked at the role of news on the site and how users were discussing the presidential candidates in the lead-up to the primaries. Here are 5 key findings.

Internet & TechMay 19, 2016

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy

The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of many Americans, raiding difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide.

Media & NewsMay 5, 2016

Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World

On cellphones, longer news stories get about twice the engaged time from readers as shorter pieces do. They also get roughly the same number of visitors.

Internet & TechApril 7, 2016

Libraries and Learning

Most Americans think that local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families well. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide.

GlobalApril 6, 2016

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 […]