Internet & Tech Oct. 19, 2012

4-in-10 Adults Use Social Networking to Engage in Political or Civil Activities

The use of social media is becoming a feature of political and civic engagement for many Americans. A new report examines who is more likely to use social media to express their views, react to others’ postings, follow candidates and ‘like’ and share others’ content.

Internet & Tech Sep. 26, 2012

How people get local news and information in different communities

Urban residents are more likely to use mobile and online sources, suburbanites are most heavily into social media, and rural residents are more inclined to word of mouth sources.

Internet & Tech May. 30, 2012

Networked: The New Social Operating System

In their new book, “Networked,” Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, and Barry Wellman show how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making and personal interaction.

Internet & Tech Apr. 12, 2012

72% of Americans Follow Local News Closely

Most adults follow local news closely, and local newspapers are by far the source they rely on for much of the local information they need.