Kristen Purcell is the associate director for research at Pew Research Center’s Internet Project. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Rutgers University, where she specialized in mass media and cognition.
Where people get information about restaurants and other local businesses
The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.
Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites
How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship”
Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones
The share of cell phone owners who download apps nearly doubles in two years, but just 46% of downloaders have paid for an app.
How people learn about their local community
Citizens’ media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.
Search and email still top the list of most popular online activities
Search and email remain the two online activities that are nearly universal among adult internet users.
E-reader ownership doubles in six months
Adoption rate of e-readers surges ahead of tablet computers
Social networking sites and our lives
How people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social network sites and other technologies.
Grounding Digital Information Trends
Kristen Purcell’s keynote address at the Museums and the Web annual conference, held April 6-10 in Philadelphia, PA.
Information 2.0 and Beyond: Where are we, where are we going?
Trends that are revolutionizing how people consume information and reshaping the public’s expectations about information access and immersion.
Trends to Watch: News and Information Consumption
Kristen will present the latest Pew Internet findings on participatory and mobile news consumption, and the level of public interest in religious and spiritual news and information.