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.

UncategorizedDecember 14, 2011

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.

UncategorizedNovember 9, 2011

Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites

How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship”

UncategorizedNovember 2, 2011

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.

UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2011

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.

UncategorizedAugust 9, 2011

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.

UncategorizedJune 27, 2011

E-reader ownership doubles in six months

Adoption rate of e-readers surges ahead of tablet computers

UncategorizedJune 16, 2011

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.

UncategorizedApril 7, 2011

Grounding Digital Information Trends

Kristen Purcell’s keynote address at the Museums and the Web annual conference, held April 6-10 in Philadelphia, PA.

UncategorizedMarch 29, 2011

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.

UncategorizedMarch 24, 2011

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.