Internet & TechSeptember 12, 2013

Location Tagging on the Rise for Mobile, Social Media Users

30% of social media users now tag their posts with their location, while 74% of smartphone owners get directions or other information based on their current location and 12% use a geosocial service to “check in” to locations or share their whereabouts with friends.

Internet & TechAugust 22, 2013

How Teens Manage Their Privacy on Mobile Apps

As teens gain access to mobile devices, they have embraced app downloading. But many teen apps users have taken steps to uninstall or avoid apps over concern about their privacy.

Internet & TechJuly 16, 2013

Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

A majority of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing and make teaching writing easier, but also worry that they are having some undesirable effects.

Internet & TechJune 10, 2013

One Third of American Adults Own a Tablet Computer

For the first time, a third (34%) of American adults ages 18 and older own a tablet computer like an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Kindle Fire.

Internet & TechJune 5, 2013

A Milestone for Smartphones

For the first time in Pew Research Center polling, a majority of Americans–56%–say they now own a smartphone of some kind.

Internet & TechApril 3, 2013

Forty Years of Cell Phone Calls

Our recent surveys show that 87% of American adults have a cell phone, along with 78% of American teenagers ages 12 to 17.

Internet & TechMarch 14, 2013

Teens and Technology: Live Discussion Transcript

Pew Research Center’s Amanda Lenhart and Lee Rainie took questions from readers about our “Teens and Tech” report in a Facebook chat conducted March 14, 2013.

Internet & TechMarch 13, 2013

Teens’ Tech Habits

Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One-in-four teens now mostly go online using their phone.

HispanicMarch 7, 2013

Latinos Closing the Digital Divide

Latinos own smartphones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar — and sometimes higher — rates than do other groups of Americans.

Internet & TechFebruary 28, 2013

How Teachers Are Using Technology

A survey of select middle and high school teachers shows digital tools are widely used in their classrooms, yet many teachers worry about digital divides when it comes to their students’ access to technology.