Fact Tank Mar. 14, 2014

Chart of the Week: The ever-accelerating rate of technology adoption

The World Wide Web, first conceived of 25 years ago this week, has been adopted by American society in record time.

Internet & Tech Mar. 11, 2014

Digital Life in 2025

Experts foresee an ambient information environment where accessing the Internet will be effortless and most people will tap into it so easily it will flow through their lives “like electricity.”

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.

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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.

Global Feb. 13, 2014

Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology

Cell phones are pervasive, but smartphones are still rare. And while the internet has made tremendous inroads, its reach is limited.

Fact Tank Feb. 13, 2014

Emerging nations catching up to U.S. on technology adoption, especially mobile and social media use

Within a remarkably short period of time, some developing nations are catching up to the U.S. in technology use.

Internet & Tech Jan. 16, 2014

E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps

The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.

Fact Tank Jan. 9, 2014

Americans with just basic cell phones are a dwindling breed

The share of Americans who have a basic cellular phone that is not a smartphone has dropped 33 percentage points since 2005.

Internet & Tech Jan. 6, 2014

Eight-in-Ten African Americans Use the Internet

While African Americans continue to trail whites when it comes to internet use and home broadband adoption overall, young African Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to use the internet and have especially high rates of Twitter use.