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.
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.
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.
The six types of Twitter conversations
Have you ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet?
Interactive: Technology Use and National Income
Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed.
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.
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.
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.
News Consumption Varies Across Social Networking Sites
Which social networking sites generate the highest—and lowest—levels of news consumption? How do their audiences differ from each other and where do they overlap?
Is social media the new wingman for singles?
Digital tools have added a host of new dimensions to dating, whether it be the first flirty message or making it “Facebook official.”