Fact Tank Sep. 13, 2013

Planned Twitter IPO follows years of user growth

Twitter’s announcement on Sept. 12 that it planned to go public with an initial public offering follows seven years of growth in the user of the social media platform.

Fact Tank Sep. 12, 2013

It’s a woman’s (social media) world

The average gap between the proportion of men and women who use social media

Fact Tank Sep. 5, 2013

What strategies do YOU use to protect your online identity?

A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project finds that 86% of internet users have taken steps online to remove or mask their digital footprints. We ask readers to share their own strategies and experiences.

Internet & Tech Sep. 5, 2013

Managing Online Identity and Privacy

86% of adult internet users have taken steps to avoid online surveillance by other people or organizations. Despite precautions, 21% of online adults have had an email or social media account hijacked and 11% have had vital information stolen.

Fact Tank Aug. 29, 2013

How Pew Research calculates broadband adoption

Since publishing new figures this week on home broadband adoption, Pew Research has received questions on how it calculates its figure. Kathryn Zickuhr of the Pew Research Center Internet Project provides the answers.

Internet & Tech Aug. 26, 2013

Broadband Usage in the Home

Some 70% of American adults ages 18 and older have a high-speed broadband connection at home as of May 2013, according to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

Fact Tank Aug. 23, 2013

Ways to connect digital devices increase — for those who have more than one

Many companies are competing to provide consumers with ways to stream content among all their digital devices, but there’s still a segment of Americans who own only one device — a cell-phone.

Fact Tank Aug. 21, 2013

British teen’s suicide puts cyber-bullying back in spotlight

The early-August suicide of a 14-year-old British girl and her father’s anguished Facebook posts about it has prompted the website Ask.fm to beef up its anti-bullying tools and practices. It has also reignited the debate over the extent of online bullying and its impact. Ask.fm is a Latvia-based site that allows users to pose and […]

Fact Tank Aug. 21, 2013

3% of Americans use dial-up at home

A small share of Americans still connect to the internet at home via dial-up.

Fact Tank Aug. 20, 2013

NBC makes a bet on getting user-generated content from citizen videographers

NBC News purchased a digital start-up company that allows anyone with a smartphone to stream live video to the network from the scene of breaking news, a move that could lead to increased use of user-generated content.