What kind of library user are you?
Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.
World Wide Web Timeline
A timeline of the major milestones and small moments that have shaped the Web since 1989.
Video: The Diagnosis Difference
Highlights from the report, “The Diagnosis Difference”
Online Dating: What’s Your View?
Technology is fundamentally changing the nature of relationships in America, and online dating sites are an important part of that story. See how your views about online dating stack up with the rest of the population by first answering a few questions, then compare your responses with the 2,252 randomly sampled adults who took part in a nationally representative survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.
The internet, cell phones, and social media are the new wingmen.
Video: The Rise of Online Video
A report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that online video is growing. 78% of online adults watch or download videos online, up from 69% in 2009, and the share of internet users who upload or post video online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31% today.
How Americans go online
A breakdown of how internet users go online, including those with home access and the type of access, is shown in this table.
Broadband and smartphone adoption demographics
In recent years internet-connected mobile devices such as smartphones have exploded in popularity, offering an alternate form of “home” internet access.
Internet phone calling is on the rise
In our last reading in late 2012, when over 80% of Americans were internet users, we found that 30% of them had placed online phone calls.
Americans’ Reading Habits Over Time
Explore the changes in Americans’ reading habits, from decreases in printed books to rises in e-books, over time in this interactive.