The Facebook IPO was a hot topic on blogs, Twitter and Facebook last week with doubts about the stock’s value exceeding bullishness on the investment. And the topics of conversation—which ranged from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding to co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s citizenship—varied by social media platform.
Shooting, sharing, streaming and chatting: social media using teens are the most enthusiastic users of many online video capabilities
While increased internet adoption and the rise of mobile connectivity have reduced many gaps in technology access over the past decade, for some groups digital disparities still remain
Director Lee Rainie spoke about the shifting education landscape of networked learning at the fourth annual NROC Network Member Meeting
Perhaps no topic in technology attracted more attention in 2011 than the rise of social media and its potential impact on news. “If searching for news was the most important development of the last decade, sharing news may be among the most important of the next,” we wrote in a May 2011 report analyzing online news behavior called Navigating News Online.
The migration of audiences toward digital news advanced to a new level in 2011 and early 2012, the era of mobile and multidigital devices. More than three-quarters of U.S. adults own laptop or desktop computers, a number that has been stable for some years.1 Now, in addition, 44% of adults own a smartphone, and the number of tablet owners grew by about 50% since the summer of 2011, to 18% of Americans over age 18.
Kristen will be sharing Pew Internet data on the growth of mobile connectivity and social networking sites in the U.S., as well as changing online information consumption patterns, at the annual Radiodays Europe conference in Barcelona, Spain.
18% of users have shunned "friends" who have different ideas and 16% have found friends whose beliefs match their own
A Pew Internet/Elon University survey reveals experts' hopes and fears about the hyperconnected generation, from their ability to juggle many tasks to their thirst for instant gratification and lack of patience.
The new normal in the age of social media