Digital dating: Online’s share of the romance market
More people look for dates online than for home furnishings, health and personal-care items and several other types of consumer goods.
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.
Quiz: Online Dating: What’s Your View?
Technology, including online dating, is fundamentally changing the nature of relationships in America. See how your views about online dating stack up with the rest of the population.
Online Dating & Relationships
Attitudes about online dating have become more positive in recent years. Currently, one-in-ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app. However, many users also report negative experiences.
Tablet and E-reader Ownership
The number of Americans ages 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35%, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to 24%. Overall, the number of people who have a tablet or an e-book reader among those 16 and older now stands at 43%.
Video: The Rise of Online Video
A report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that online video is growing. 78% of online adults watch or download videos online, up from 69% in 2009, and the share of internet users who upload or post video online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31% today.
Posting Videos Online a Fast-Growing Trend
31% of American adult internet users have posted videos online, double the percentage in 2009. The share of online adults who watch or download videos has also grown, and mobile phones have become a key part of the video viewing and creating experience.
Where in the world are you? Facebook or Foursquare may know
Three-in-ten adult social media users have set up at least one of their accounts to automatically “tag” their posts with their current location.
Chart of the Week: The world’s most popular web sites
Search engines and social networking services are the most popular web sites in nearly every country, but Google and Facebook aren’t always the leaders.
21% of Americans without health insurance do not use the internet
Officials are hoping that the health exchange web sites will drive access and enrollment. But some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online.