Mary Madden

Former Senior Researcher

report | Dec 19, 2007

Teens and Social Media

More teens are creating and sharing material on the internet. 28% of online teens have blogs, up from 2004 with growth fueled almost entirely by girls. "Super communicators" rise as email fades as a tool for teens.

report | Dec 16, 2007

Digital Footprints

Internet users are becoming more aware of their digital footprint; 47% have searched for information about themselves online, up from just 22% five years ago.

report | Nov 30, 2007

Facebook’s Latest About-Face

The top story on many tech news sites today is Facebook's most recent "about-face" decision to change some of the features of their new Beacon advertising program.

report | Nov 14, 2007

A Different Kind of Random Sampling

As fascinating as it can be to discover surprising patterns and stories living beneath a heaping pile of numbers, sometimes you can't fully capture that narrative in numbers or words.

presentation | Oct 19, 2007

Teens, Social Networking and Web 2.0

Pew Internet Project research on teenagers' use of social networking applications explores the reasons why these sites are so popular and how they are changing communication patterns and expectations of connectivity among young library patrons.

report | Oct 17, 2007

Geezers Crashing the Facebook Party

According to local college students, there's clearly something creepy and weird about the influx of adults "infiltrating" what were once the collegiate walls of Facebook.

report | Sep 28, 2007

The Long Tail of Hobbies Online

Whether you're into whiffle hurling, baton twirling or hair curling, chances are there's someone out there who wants to help you learn.

report | Aug 24, 2007

YouTubers meeting lens to lens

There's a lot of ongoing discussion in the internet research world about how often relationships initiated online end up evolving into offline, in-person meetings.

report | Aug 22, 2007

Overstuffing ourselves with bacn

As we reported earlier this year, more Americans than ever say the volume of spam in their inboxes is increasing.

report | Aug 15, 2007

Will Comedians Take Stand-Up to Stand?

In what's promising to be one of the more entertaining intellectual property court hearings to date, comedians Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart have been requested as witnesses in the Viacom vs. YouTube case.

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