Social media and mobile internet use among teens and young adults.
Have Gone Shopping Online
Two thirds of online Americans say they have purchased a product online, such as a book, toy, music or clothing.
The number of online adults who use classified ads websites, such as Craigslist, more than doubled from 2005 to 2009.
The Internet and Consumer Choice
The internet plays an important role in how people conduct research for purchases, but it is just one among a variety of sources people use and usually not the key factor in final purchasing decisions.
Online Shopping: Frictions, Frustrations, and Fixes
Most internet users view online shopping as convenient and a time-saver. At the same time, they worry about the security of sending their credit card information over the internet.
Most online Americans view online shopping as a way to save time and a convenient way to buy products, but most also express discomfort about sending personal or credit card information over the internet
Internet Mooncake Mania
In China, even mooncakes are making their way online.
In China, there is a virtual meeting place for people who have social connections to buy or sell.
Demographic Realities & Consumer Behavior Online
The base of the internet is broadening to include more people with less education than ever before, while older Americans are still overwhelmingly offline. Internet users who have experienced spyware act differently online from those who have not....
Online Banking 2006
Online banking is holding steady as a mainstream internet activity, growing along with internet use generally, though not accelerating as have some other forms of online activities.
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