Internet & Tech Oct. 18, 2013

Tablet and E-reader Ownership

The number of Americans ages 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35%, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to 24%. Overall, the number of people who have a tablet or an e-book reader among those 16 and older now stands at 43%.

Internet & Tech Sep. 25, 2013

Who’s Not Online?

15% of American adults do not use the internet at all, and another 9% of adults use the internet but not at home. The main reasons they cite for not using the internet are relevance, usability, cost and access.

Internet & Tech Sep. 19, 2013

Americans Use Their Cellphones for Much More Than Phone Calls

Half of cell owners download apps to their phones and 48% listen to music services. Video calling has tripled since 2011, while texting remains a popular activity.

Internet & Tech Sep. 16, 2013

57% of Americans Go Online With Their Cellphone

With 91% of all Americans now owning a cell phone, 57% of all American adults are cell internet users. The proportion of cell owners who use their phone to go online has doubled since 2009.

Internet & Tech Sep. 12, 2013

Location Tagging on the Rise for Mobile, Social Media Users

30% of social media users now tag their posts with their location, while 74% of smartphone owners get directions or other information based on their current location and 12% use a geosocial service to “check in” to locations or share their whereabouts with friends.

Internet & Tech Aug. 26, 2013

Broadband Usage in the Home

Some 70% of American adults ages 18 and older have a high-speed broadband connection at home as of May 2013, according to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

Fact Tank Aug. 20, 2013

NBC makes a bet on getting user-generated content from citizen videographers

NBC News purchased a digital start-up company that allows anyone with a smartphone to stream live video to the network from the scene of breaking news, a move that could lead to increased use of user-generated content.

Fact Tank Jul. 15, 2013

India ends the telegram, but internet access is not close behind

A chapter in technology history comes to a close today, when India’s state-owned telecom company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, will send its last telegram after 163 years.

Internet & Tech Jun. 10, 2013

One Third of American Adults Own a Tablet Computer

For the first time, a third (34%) of American adults ages 18 and older own a tablet computer like an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus, or Kindle Fire.

Fact Tank Jun. 6, 2013

Cell phone ownership hits 91% of adults

For the first time, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that cell phone ownership among adults has exceeded 90%. Cell phones are now being used by 91% of adults, according to the survey conducted between April 17 and May 19 of 2,252 adults. While the adoption figures are stunning by […]