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.

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.