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New Report from Pew Internet: Teens, Smartphones & Texting

March 19, 2012 by

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From the Overview Page: Teens are fervent communicators. Straddling childhood and adulthood, they communicate frequently with a variety of important people in their lives: friends and peers, parents, teachers, coaches, bosses, and a myriad of other adults and institutions. This report examines the tools teens use to communicate, with a particular focus on mobile devices, […]

New Statistics from Pew Internet: Nearly Half of American Adults are Smartphone Owners

March 1, 2012 by

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From the Pew Internet and American Life Project: Nearly half (46%) of American adults are smartphone owners as of February 2012, an increase of 11 percentage points over the 35% of Americans who owned a smartphone last May. Two in five adults (41%) own a cell phone that is not a smartphone, meaning that smartphone […]

New Report: The Tone of Life on Social Networking Sites, Kind or Unkind?

February 9, 2012 by

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Direct to Complete Report ||| PDF Version From the Pew Internet & American Life Project: The overall social and emotional climate of social networking sites (SNS) is a very positive one where adult users get personal rewards and satisfactions at far higher levels than they encounter anti-social people or have ill consequences from their encounters. […]

New Report from Pew Internet: The Internet As a Diversion and Destination

December 2, 2011 by

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This new report was written by Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project Overview Direct to Complete Report (HTML Version) Primary Findings Americans are increasingly going online just for fun and to pass the time. On any given day, 53% of all the young adults ages 18-29 go online […]

New Report From Pew Internet: Why Americans Use Social Media

November 15, 2011 by

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Direct to Complete Report ||| PDF Version By: Aaron Smith, Senior Research Specialist at Pew Internet and American Life Project From the Overview: Two-thirds of online adults (66%) use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn. These internet users say that connections with family members and friends (both new and old) are […]

New Report from Pew Internet & American Life Project: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites

November 9, 2011 by

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A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Cable in the Classroom, and Family Online Safety Institute. Title: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites: How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship” Authors: Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, Aaron Smith, Kristen Purcell, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie Direct to Complete […]

New Report from Pew Internet: How People Learn About Their Local Community

September 26, 2011 by

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Title: How People Learn About Their Local Community ||| (PDF Version) by: Tom Rosenstiel, Amy Mitchell, Kristen Purcell, Lee Rainie Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project Direct to Interactive Chart: What Sources Do People Rely on MOST For Information About… From the Report Overview: Contrary to much of the conventional understanding of how people […]