Joanna Brenner is the web coordinator at the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. She manages the Project’s online presence, including social media and website maintenance.
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72% of Online Adults are Social Networking Site Users
Social networking sites remain most popular among young adults, but other age groups continue to increase their engagement
The First Cell Phone Call: Excerpt from “Networked: The New Social Operating System”
Happy 40th anniversary to the mobile phone call.
Pew Internet Tip Sheets: Highlights of the Project’s Research
All of our topic-specific research “tip sheets” in one place.
The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012
Young adults are more likely than older adults to use social media. Women, African-Americans, and Latinos show high interest in sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Library Services in the Digital Age
Patrons embrace new technologies—and would welcome more. But many still want printed books to hold their central place.
E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines
23% of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, up from 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to 67%, from 72%
Reading Habits in Different Communities
Residents of urban, suburban, and rural areas vary in their purposes for reading, their use of digital content, their engagement with public libraries, and where they turn for book recommendations
Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits
More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.
Photos and Videos as Social Currency Online
46% of internet users post original photos & videos online; 41% curate photos & videos they find elsewhere on the web and post on image-sharing sites. Women are more likely than men to use Pinterest; Instagram & Tumblr attract equal shares of both.