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Jul 5, 2012
Tech experts offer split verdict: Some expect the open Internet and consumer backlash will minimize cooperation with authoritarian governments; others believe the urge for profits and global reach will compel corporations to allow their tools to b...
Jun 29, 2012
By 2020, experts think tech-enhanced homes, appliances, and utilities will spread, but many of the analysts believe we still won’t likely be living in the long-envisioned ‘Homes of the Future’
Jun 22, 2012
12% of e-book readers have borrowed an e-book from a library. Those who use libraries are pretty heavy readers, but most are not aware they can borrow e-books.
May 18, 2012
A Pew Internet/Elon University survey reveals game mechanics, feedback loops and rewards are becoming more embedded in our daily lives
May 11, 2012
74% of smartphone owners use their phone to get real-time location-based information, and 18% use a geosocial service to “check in” to certain locations or share their location with friends.
Apr 17, 2012
In a Pew Internet/Elon University survey, internet experts predict that payment with mobile devices will be commonplace by 2020—although a number of potential hurdles and holdouts stand in the way
Apr 5, 2012
21% of adults have read an e-book in the past year; Those who own e-book reading devices read more books and prefer to buy books rather than borrow them
Mar 23, 2012
The Web Is Dead? No. Experts expect apps and the Web to converge in the cloud; but many worry that simplicity for users will come at a price.
Mar 19, 2012
Texting volume is up while the frequency of voice calling is down. About one in four teens say they own smartphones.
Mar 9, 2012
Even though online Americans are more satisfied than ever with the performance of search engines, strong majorities have negative views of personalized search results and targeted ads
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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.