Social media networks have become vital channels for Americans' daily interactions. Our new report explores how parents turn to these networks for parenting-related information and social support.
The share of all U.S. adults who use the internet increased from 52% in 2000 to 84% today.
While Facebook remains the most popular social media site, other platforms — like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter — saw higher rates of growth over the past year. In 2014, 52% of online adults used two or more social media sites, up from 42% in 2013.
A look at the prevalence of harassment online, its various forms, where it occurs, and how people respond.
40% of internet users have personally experienced online harassment, from the mild to the severe; 73% have witnessed it happen to others.
The Uniform Law Commission, a body of lawyers who produce uniform legislation for states to adopt, recently drafted the “Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (FADA)," which would grant fiduciaries broad authority to access and control digital assets and accounts.
39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped.
The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples. Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.
42% of online adults use multiple social networking sites, but Facebook remains the platform of choice
It’s a question not many consider given how embedded the internet is in their lives. The typical web user has 25 online accounts, ranging from email to social media profiles and bank accounts, according to a 2007 study from Microsoft. But families, companies and legislators are just starting to sort out who owns and has access to these accounts after someone has died.