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 […]

Internet & Tech Jun. 5, 2013

A Milestone for Smartphones

For the first time in Pew Research Center polling, a majority of Americans–56%–say they now own a smartphone of some kind.

Fact Tank May. 20, 2013

5 facts about Tumblr

Yahoo! today confirmed that it’s buying 6-year-old blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash. Who uses Tumblr? We consulted the recent report on social media demographics from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project to find out: Only 6% of Internet users surveyed in late 2012 reported using Tumblr, versus two-thirds for Facebook. Three […]

Pew Research Center May. 20, 2013

5 Facts About Tumblr

By Drew DeSilver Yahoo! today confirmed that it’s buying 6-year-old blogging service Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash. Who uses Tumblr? We consulted the recent report on social-media demographics from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project to find out:  Only 6% of Internet users surveyed in late 2012 reported using Tumblr, versus two-thirds for […]

Internet & Tech Apr. 3, 2013

Forty Years of Cell Phone Calls

Our recent surveys show that 87% of American adults have a cell phone, along with 78% of American teenagers ages 12 to 17.

Internet & Tech Mar. 13, 2013

Teens’ Tech Habits

Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One-in-four teens now mostly go online using their phone.