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

Report Aug. 26, 2014

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.

Presentations Jul. 31, 2014

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

Presentations Jul. 23, 2014

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.

Presentations Jul. 14, 2014

The internet’s turbulent next decade

Lee Rainie discussed an extensive roster of expert predictions about the internet in the coming decade.

Report Jul. 3, 2014

Net Threats

Tech experts hope the open structure of the Internet will prevail in the coming decade; but they anticipate battles to preserve relatively unhindered connectivity.

Presentations Jun. 30, 2014

Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn’t: A Special Typology

The new library-user landscape and how librarians can explore it themselves

Presentations Jun. 19, 2014

Streams, Stacks, Snacks, Socials, Signals

Networked information and the different ways users receive, process, create, and share it.

Presentations May. 23, 2014

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.

Report May. 14, 2014

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.

Presentations May. 9, 2014

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.