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.

Hispanic Mar. 7, 2013

Latinos Closing the Digital Divide

Latinos own smartphones, go online from a mobile device and use social networking sites at similar — and sometimes higher — rates than do other groups of Americans.

Internet & Tech Feb. 28, 2013

How Teachers Are Using Technology

A survey of select middle and high school teachers shows digital tools are widely used in their classrooms, yet many teachers worry about digital divides when it comes to their students’ access to technology.

Internet & Tech Jan. 28, 2013

Seven-in-Ten U.S. Adults Track a Health Indicator

Keeping notes on one’s health has been shown to be a tool for improving it, but up until now there has been no measure of how many people engage in this activity.

Internet & Tech Nov. 30, 2012

The Best and Worst of Mobile Phones

Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity the devices offer, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections.

Internet & Tech Oct. 3, 2012

Counting Internet Users

In our surveys this summer, we added a question about mobile internet connectivity to help us capture internet users who may access the internet on mobile devices.

Media & News Aug. 15, 2012

Obama Outpaces Romney in Social Media, Web Campaign

Barack Obama holds a distinct advantage over Mitt Romney in the way his campaign is using digital technology to communicate directly with voters.

Internet & Tech Jun. 29, 2012

The Future of Smart Systems

Technology experts envision a future with “smart” devices that make home systems, appliances and utilities work more efficiently. But many believe we still won’t be living in the “Homes of the Future” by 2020. These developments will take time. The costs and infrastructure changes to make it all work are daunting.