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.

PresentationsOctober 22, 2010

Rude Surprises and Revolting Developments: Aha’s! Lurking in the Recent Data on Consumer Preferences and Online Behavior

Kristen Purcell will participate in a discussion of recent data about online activities at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston, MA.

PresentationsSeptember 29, 2010

Trends in Teen Communication: Opportunities and Challenges for Public Health Campaigns

Kristen Purcell and Amanda Lenhart will be speaking at the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Above the Influence Campaign Summit, sharing Pew Internet data on teen internet use and communication trends that local ONDCP partners can use to i…

PresentationsSeptember 20, 2010

Information on the go

This talk, the keynote address at the Arizona State Library’s E-Reader Summit and Technology Showcase, will highlight trends in mobile internet access, e-reader and tablet computer use, and mobile apps.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 14, 2010

The Rise of Apps Culture

35% of U.S. adults have cell phones with apps, but only 24% of adults actually use them. Apps users are younger, more educated, and more affluent than other cell phone users.

PresentationsAugust 12, 2010

News Consumption 2010: A portrait of “local news enthusiasts”

This talk highlights how today’s changing information ecology, specifically the increasing use of social media and mobile technologies, has altered the way consumers access and interact with news and information.

PresentationsJuly 29, 2010

My Digital Library: Leveraging Today’s Mobile and Participatory Information Ecosystem

In this international course, Kristen will share data on the growing mobile landscape both globally and in the US, highlight key aspects of today’s changing information ecology, and explore with librarians how they can leverage these two trends in…

PresentationsJune 25, 2010

Promoting Teen Reading with Web 2.0 Tools | YALSA Pre-Conference

Kristen Purcell will be speaking at the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) ALA pre-conference in Washington DC, as part of a panel entitled “Promoting Teen Reading with Web 2.0 Tools.”

PresentationsJune 15, 2010

News Consumption 2010: Portable, Participatory and Personal

This talk highlights how today’s changing information ecology, specifically the increasing use of social media and mobile technologies, has altered the way consumers access and interact with news and information.

PresentationsJune 14, 2010

Jersey Arts Marketers Media Roundtable

Kristen Purcell presents Pew Internet’s latest findings about the participatory news consumer to media professionals representing nonprofit arts organizations from across the state of New Jersey.

Multi-section ReportsJune 3, 2010

The State of Online Video

69% of online adults have used the internet to watch or download video, with 18-29 year-olds leading the way. Comedy has supplanted news as the most viewed type of video online.