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.
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?
7 surprises about libraries in our surveys
As librarians around the country gather in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference, here are findings that stand out from our research.
Can Twitter survive in a Facebook world? The key is being different
In November 2010, 8% of online adults used the platform. As of January 2014, 19% of online adults were using Twitter.
32 years ago, experts foresaw much of today’s digital world
In 1982, researchers studying the impact of nascent electronic-information services predicted much of what has since become commonplace.
Mother’s Day beats Valentine’s Day in Google ‘flowers’ search
Searches peak on the Friday before Mother’s Day and on Valentine’s Day.
Proposed law would clarify who gets access to a deceased person’s digital accounts
The Uniform Law Commission, a body of lawyers who produce uniform legislation for states to adopt, recently drafted the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (FADA),” which would grant fiduciaries broad authority to access and control digital assets and accounts.
When Easter and Christmas near, more Americans search online for “church”
More Americans search for “church” around Easter than at any other time, with the Christmas season usually ranking second, according to Google Trends data.
Five findings about digital video news
News audiences are watching more digital news video than ever before and newsrooms are investing in creating more video content.
More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach
Growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.