The Social Life of Health Information
Americans’ pursuit of health takes place within a widening network of both online and offline sources.
The number of online adults who use classified ads websites, such as Craigslist, more than doubled from 2005 to 2009.
Generations Online in 2009
Over half of the adult internet population is between 18 and 44 years old. But larger percentages of older generations are online now than in the past, and they are doing more activities online.
Generations Online: Charts
This is a series of charts related to the “Generations Online in 2009” report released on Jan. 28, 2009.
Adults and Video Games
Over half of American adults play video games, and four in five young adults play games. Computers are the most popular gaming device, though young adults prefer gaming consoles. Virtual worlds only draw a small crowd.
User attitudes vary about broken – and healthy – technologies
While in a recent report we discussed the malaise of some users when their technology fails, we have found in previous reports that negative feelings are not isolated to broken gadg…
When Technology Fails
Half (48%) of tech users need help from others in getting new devices and services to work, and many experience tech outages when there is a glitch with their home internet connection, computer, or cell phone. Coping with these failures is a hassle f…
The majority of employed adults (62%) use the internet or email at their job, and many have cell phones and Blackberries that keep them connected even when they are not at work.
Podcast Downloading 2008
As gadgets with digital audio capability proliferate, podcast downloading continues to increase. Currently, 19% of all internet users say they have downloaded a podcast.
Do we have a right to online privacy?
The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on Wednesday about the privacy implications of online advertising.