Internet & Tech Aug. 15, 2013

Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice

Teens often rely on themselves and the guidance they get from the websites they use to figure out how to manage their privacy online – but when they do seek advice, as 70% of them have at some point, they go primarily to peers and parents.

Internet & Tech Aug. 5, 2013

72% of Online Adults are Social Networking Site Users

Today, 72% of online adults use social networking sites. Although younger adults continue to be the most likely social media users, one of the more striking stories about the social networking population has been the growth among older internet users in recent years.

Fact Tank Jul. 17, 2013

On Twitter: Anger greets the Zimmerman verdict

The response on Twitter to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin was almost equally divided between sharing news about the verdict and weighing in on it. And among those offering opinions about the outcome, their conclusion was very different from the jurors’. According to a new Pew Research Center analysis of nearly […]

Internet & Tech Jul. 3, 2013

Six Percent of Online Adults are reddit Users

Young men are especially likely to visit the site. Some 15% of male internet users ages 18-29 say that they use reddit, compared with 5% of women in the same age range and 8% of men ages 30-49.

Fact Tank Jun. 20, 2013

Instagram, Vine, and the evolution of social media

Today, Facebook announced it will let users take and share short videos by way of Instagram, its photo-sharing app. This feature will likely compete with Twitter’s popular new short video application, Vine. Social networking has grown faster and changed more than any other internet activity during the lifespan of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American […]

Fact Tank Jun. 10, 2013

Shop online? Many teens do it, but more prefer the store

American teens have long been the country’s most-wired age group. But contrary to the stereotype of hyper-connected teens, they say some things are better done in person.

Fact Tank May. 22, 2013

Citizen eyewitnesses provide majority of top online news videos in Oklahoma tornado disaster

In recent years, natural disasters around the world have been chronicled by a new kind of visual journalism, often produced by citizen eyewitnesses and posted to the video sharing site YouTube. These videos represent a way of “crowdsourcing” a dramatic breaking news event, frequently before professional journalists can arrive on the scene.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: Teens: Median Number of Facebook Friends

Among teen Facebook users, the median number of friends they have on their profiles is around 300.

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: What Teens Share on Social Media

Among the things teens choose to share on social media, their real name and photos of themselves rank the highest. What else do they share?

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Internet & Tech May. 21, 2013

Infographic: Sharing, Connections, and Privacy in the World of Teen Social Media

Explore what teens choose to share and keep private and with whom in this infographic.