Statement of Aaron Smith, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, on "Broadband Adoption: The Next Mile."
54% of internet users have posted original photos or videos to websites and 47% share photos or videos they found elsewhere online. Young adults and women lead the way in each of these activities.
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of them have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.
I began a recent speech at a medical school with a question that many busy clinicians might be asking: How do we know that social media is important to health care?
Up from 25% last year, more than half of those in households earning $75,000 or more now have tablets. Up from 19% last year, 38% of those in upper-income households now have e-readers.
The percent of online adults who upload or post videos online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31%. The share of online adults who watch or download videos has also grown from 69% of online adults in 2009 to 78%, with mobile phones playing a key role.
15% of American adults do not use the internet at all, and another 9% of adults use the internet but not at home.
50% of cell owners download apps to their phones; 48% listen to music services; video calling has tripled since 2011; texting remains a popular activity
57% of American adults use their cell phone to go online. 21% of cell phone owners say they mostly access the internet using their phone.
Susannah Fox spoke at "A Healthy America" at the Institute of Medicine.