Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. Read full bio
The Future of Privacy
Will governments and corporations expand current tracking policies? Or will innovators create new ways for individuals to control personal information? Experts are divided on whether a secure and balanced privacy-rights infrastructure will be in place by 2025.
Americans Feel Better Informed Thanks to the Internet
87% of online Americans say the web helps them learn new things, and 72% say it improves their ability to share ideas. Most enjoy having access to more information, rather than feel overloaded by it.
The Next Library and the People Who Will Use It
The latest findings from the Pew Research Center’s library research and the implications of that research for the future of libraries
Knowledge Sharing in the Networked World of the Internet of Things
At KMWorld Confererence, Lee Rainie shares the latest findings from Pew Research about the internet and puts it into organizational context with the expanding Internet of Things.
Cyber Attacks Likely to Increase
Experts believe nations, rogue groups, and malicious individuals will step up their assaults on communications networks, targeting institutions, financial services agencies, utilities, and consumers over the next decade. Many also predict effective counter moves will generally contain the damage.
The Internet of Things and what it means for librarians
Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology. Lee Rainie shares the latest research from Pew about libraries and puts it into context with the expanding Internet of Things.
Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age
Experts foresee changes across all aspects of life as digital connectivity advances. They predict hyper-personalized interactions, 3D holograms, immersive virtual reality and a deepening dependency upon machines as we navigate our lives.
Younger Americans and Public Libraries
How those under 30 engage with libraries and think about libraries’ role in their lives and communities
Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’
Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.
The media zones where people live, and how to connect with them
How people use technology and the different ways they allocate their attention, connect with organizations, and act as citizens