Social Networking Fact Sheet
Highlights of the Pew Internet Project’s research related to social networking
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Parents and Social Media
Social media networks have become vital channels for Americans’ daily interactions. Our new report explores how parents turn to these networks for parenting-related information and social support.
Twitter users turn critical eye toward Greek prime minister after referendum
A new analysis of about 300,000 tweets in Greek and English, collected between July 6 and 12, finds that the conversation about the controversial Greek prime minister has been primarily negative in tone, especially among those posting tweets in Greek.
5 key takeaways about Twitter, Facebook and news use
More Americans get news on Twitter and Facebook today than in the past. We pulled together key facts about news consumption on these two popular social media sites.
The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook
Americans are more likely to get news on Twitter and Facebook than ever before. Our new study explores the similarities and differences in the role of news on these two social networks.
As Greeks head to the polls, the Twitter conversation differs by language
Among Greek-language tweets studied, 40% of the conversation included positive expressions about the EU proposals on the referendum calling for a financial bailout, while 33% was negative and 27% was neutral.
Facebook’s deal with publishers a stark reminder of digital ad gulf
A hard look at the digital publishing business shows the degree to which Facebook, more than any other single company, is where the digital display ad money is.
The darkest side of online harassment: Menacing behavior
Most online harassment consists of name-calling or trying to embarrass someone, but there is also the darker side of physical threats: stalking, sexual harassment and being harassed for a long period of time.
Political Media Habits Across Generations
Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? How do media habits differ across these three generations?
Millennials and News
Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? Our new study explores which sources they are familiar with, turn to, trust and distrust.
How Millennials’ political news habits differ from those of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers
Compared with the previous two generations, Millennials are less familiar with many news sources we asked about. Here are 5 facts about Millennials’ news habits.