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Jan 18, 2011
The internet is now deeply embedded in group and organizational life in America. This is especially true of social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
Dec 30, 2010
65% of internet users have paid to access or download some kind of digital content. Music and software are the most common kinds of content purchased
Nov 16, 2010
Pew Research Center and Family Online Safety Institute will conduct research focused on teenagers’ online activities and digital citizenship.
Sep 29, 2010
58% of Americans have researched a product or service online; 24% have posted comments or reviews online about the things they buy.
Sep 14, 2010
35% of U.S. adults have apps on their phone, but only 24% actually use them; 11% of cell users do not know if they have apps or not
Sep 2, 2010
72% of adults text; Americans say their mobile phones make them feel safer and more connected, but are irritated by cell intrusions and rudeness by other users.
Aug 27, 2010
Social networking use among internet users ages 50 and older has nearly doubled—from 22% to 42%—over the past year. Status updating has also grown in popularity among older users; one in ten say they use Twitter or another service to share updates...
Aug 11, 2010
After several years of double digit growth, broadband adoption has slowed dramatically in 2010, but growth among African-Americans jumped well above the national average.
Jul 7, 2010
Six in ten American adults now go online wirelessly using either a mobile phone or a laptop with a wireless internet connection. Americans are also taking advantage of a much wider range of cell phone data applications than at a similar point in 2...
Jul 2, 2010
Most surveyed in Pew Internet/Elon University study say social benefits of Internet use far outweigh negatives; some say it robs time, exposes private information, engenders intolerance.
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of cell phone owners do most of their online browsing on their phone, rather than a computer or other device.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.