Fact Tank Feb. 20, 2014

Q/A: How Pew Research mapped the conversations on Twitter

A conversation with Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Internet Project, about the project’s new report on mapping Twitter conversations.

Internet & Tech Feb. 20, 2014

Mapping Twitter Conversation Networks

Conversations on Twitter create six distinct network structures that differ depending on the subject being discussed and the people driving the conversation.

Fact Tank Feb. 20, 2014

The six types of Twitter conversations

Have you ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet?

Internet & Tech Feb. 11, 2014

How American Couples Use Technology

The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples. Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.

Fact Tank Feb. 4, 2014

Facebook is a news source for many, but only incidentally

Unlike Twitter, which has developed into a go-to source for breaking news, only 28% of Facebook news consumers have ever used the service to track an unfolding news story. And even among that sub-subgroup, fewer than half (41%) said Facebook was among the first places they’d turn to keep up with a breaking news event.

Fact Tank Feb. 4, 2014

Overseas users power Facebook’s growth; more going mobile-only

The number of Facebook users who log into the social-networking service or share content through it on any given day.

Fact Tank Jan. 30, 2014

On Twitter, criticism exceeds praise for Obama’s speech

The word “women” appeared more often than 30 other search terms in the Twitter discussion, followed by such domestic topics as education, jobs, healthcare reform and the economy.

Fact Tank Jan. 15, 2014

The social life of health information

Our national survey finds that seven-in-ten (72%) adult internet users say they have searched online for information about a range of health issues, the most popular being specific diseases and treatments.

Fact Tank Jan. 10, 2014

Twitter users give Christie negative marks on bridge scandal

Criticism of the governor among users outnumbered defenders by about 3-to-1 after news broke of e-mails linking his office to closing down traffic lanes in an act of political revenge.

Internet & Tech Dec. 30, 2013

Facebook Remains Dominant Social Networking Platform

71% of online adults now use Facebook, making it the most widely used social network. Some 42% of online adults now use multiple social networking sites.