Fact Tank Mar. 20, 2015

10 facts about technology use in the emerging world

In our survey of thousands of people across 32 emerging and developing nations, we found some notable data points that might have been lost in the fray.

Internet & Tech Mar. 16, 2015

Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden

Nearly two years after Snowden’s revelations, 87% of Americans say they have heard about U.S. surveillance programs. Among them, 25% say they have changed their own technological behaviors in some way.

Fact Tank Mar. 5, 2015

5 key takeaways about local news media ‘ecosystems’

Pew Research Center’s new report examines the local news environment in three U.S. metropolitan areas of different population size and demographic makeup.

Fact Tank Feb. 13, 2015

From telegrams to Instagram, a look at presidents and technology

President Obama’s recent interviews with Buzzfeed and Vox, and his embrace of online news and social media more generally, stands in a long tradition of presidents employing novel communications technologies to speak to Americans directly.

Fact Tank Feb. 12, 2015

5 facts about online video, for YouTube’s 10th birthday

YouTube has become one of the most visited websites in the world. The video-sharing firm says that 100 hours of video are uploaded there every minute.

Fact Tank Feb. 3, 2015

Social media preferences vary by race and ethnicity

Latinos, blacks and whites use social media networks about equally, but there are some differences in their preferences for specific social media sites.

Internet & Tech Jan. 15, 2015

Social Media & Stress

Frequent use of social media is not directly related to higher stress. But stress can be contagious through social media channels: Social media users are often more aware of the stressful events in others’ lives, and this awareness itself can lead to higher stress.

Internet & Tech Jan. 9, 2015

Social Media Update 2014

While Facebook remains the most popular site, other platforms — like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter — saw higher rates of growth over the past year. In 2014, 52% of online adults used two or more social media sites, up from 42% in 2013.

Internet & Tech Dec. 30, 2014

Technology’s Impact on Workers

Email remains the most important digital tool for workers. Just 7% of online job holders say the internet makes them less productive at work, but 36% say they spend more time working because of the internet and cell phones.

Fact Tank Dec. 1, 2014

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.