Internet & Tech Nov. 4, 2009

Social Isolation and New Technology

A new study challenges previous research and commonplace fears about the harmful social impact of internet and cell phone use.

Internet & Tech Aug. 19, 2009

More and More Teens on Cell Phones

Significantly behind just a few years ago, teens are quickly catching up to adults in cell phone ownership. Few demographic differences exist among teens in use, with one exception: age. A sharp increase in ownership occurs at age 14, right at the transition from middle to high school.

Internet & Tech Jul. 22, 2009

America Unwired

Accessing the internet is now a multiplatform affair with 56% of all Americans having accessed the internet by wireless means.

U.S. Politics Jul. 9, 2009

Accurately Locating Where Wireless Respondents Live Requires More Than A Phone Number

The mobile nature of wireless phones creates a significant problem for geographic sampling.This problem is exacerbated by the fact that the wireless-only are more geographically mobile than those with landline phones.

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Internet & Tech Mar. 25, 2009

Quiz: What Kind of Tech User Are You?

Do you cringe when your cell phone rings? Suffer withdrawal when you can’t check your BlackBerry? The Pew Internet & American Life Project typology can determine your tech type. Are you a Connector? A Productivity Enhancer? Take the test to find out.

Internet & Tech Mar. 25, 2009

Internet Typology: The Mobile Difference

Glance at any coffee shop, train station or airport boarding gate, and it is easy to see that mobile access to the internet is taking root in our society. A new Pew Internet Typology study divides information and communication technology users into 10 groups ranging from the “Digital Collaborators” and “Media Movers” to “Tech Indifferent” and “Off the Network.”

Pew Research Center Mar. 3, 2009

New Tricks for Old — and New — Dogs

Pollsters and other communications researchers are finding their job ever more challenging but also more interesting, and, with the help of new techniques and data sources, even more amenable.

Internet & Tech Feb. 12, 2009

Twitterpated: Mobile Americans Increasingly Take to Tweeting

About one-in-ten online U.S. adults now use Twitter or a similar ‘micro-blogging’ service that allows them to share updates about themselves or to see the updates of others.

U.S. Politics Dec. 18, 2008

Calling Cell Phones In ’08 Pre-Election Polls

The latest study of Pew Research Center election surveys analyzes the effects of conducting both landline and cell phone interviews. While the addition of cell phones had at most a modest effect on estimates of candidate support in individual surveys, when looked at in the aggregate clear patterns emerge.

Internet & Tech Dec. 14, 2008

Future of the Internet III: How the Experts See It

A survey of internet leaders and analysts finds they expect the phone to become a primary device for online access, artificial and virtual reality to become more embedded in everyday life, and the architecture of the internet itself to improve. But they disagree about whether this will lead to more social tolerance or better home lives.