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.

UncategorizedJune 7, 2012

Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the (not too distant) future

Associate Director Kristen Purcell shares Pew Internet’s latest data on mobile, social networking, and e-reading in her keynote address for the 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference in New York City.

UncategorizedMay 18, 2012

Books or Nooks? How Americans’ reading habits are shifting in a digital world

Kristen Purcell spoke about Americans’ use of the internet and other digital technologies, and shared highlights from our report on the rise of e-reading.

UncategorizedMarch 30, 2012

How Young Adults Get News and Information About Their Local Communities

Kristen Purcell will be discussing Pew Internet’s groundbreaking data on local news information ecosystems

UncategorizedMarch 15, 2012

Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives

Kristen will be sharing Pew Internet data on the growth of mobile connectivity and social networking sites in the U.S., as well as changing online information consumption patterns, at the annual Radiodays Europe conference in Barcelona, Spain.

UncategorizedMarch 9, 2012

Search Engine Use 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

UncategorizedFebruary 21, 2012

How People Learn About Their Local Community in a Digital Age

Kristen Purcell will be presenting Pew Internet data on local news information ecosystems.

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.

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

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.