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
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
13 Things to Know About Teens and Technology
How digital tools are changing not only how teens communicate, but also how they gather information about the world and present themselves to others.
The internet’s turbulent next decade
Lee Rainie discussed an extensive roster of expert predictions about the internet in the coming decade.
Tech experts hope the open structure of the Internet will prevail in the coming decade; but they anticipate battles to preserve relatively unhindered connectivity.
Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn’t: A Special Typology
The new library-user landscape and how librarians can explore it themselves
Streams, Stacks, Snacks, Socials, Signals
Networked information and the different ways users receive, process, create, and share it.
The Fulfillment Filter
Lee Rainie’s commencement address at the graduation ceremony for the PhD and master’s degree recipients from the University of Maryland iSchool — the university’s school of information sciences.
The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025
Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.
Networked: The New Social Operating System in Civic Life
The new media and information ecosystem in communities and how foundations can think about new opportunities in this environment.