Fact Tank Jun. 11, 2014

Can Twitter survive in a Facebook world? The key is being different

In November 2010, 8% of online adults used the platform. As of January 2014, 19% of online adults were using Twitter.

Internet & Tech Apr. 3, 2014

More Seniors Going Online, But Still Lag in Tech Adoption

Many seniors face hurdles to adopting new technologies, but once they join the online world, digital technology often becomes an integral part of their daily lives.

Internet & Tech Feb. 27, 2014

The Web at 25

The World Wide Web, which turns 25 years old this March, is embedded in the lives of Americans: 87% now use the internet, up from just 14% in 1995. This explosive adoption has changed the way Americans get their news, perform their jobs, engage with their government and communicate with friends and family.

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?

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Global Feb. 13, 2014

Interactive: Technology Use and National Income

Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed.

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.