UncategorizedOctober 30, 2008

Participatory Medicine, Connected Health

I presented our latest data on social media and health to the Center for Connected Health’s 2008 Symposium in Boston.

UncategorizedOctober 28, 2008

Roundtable on recent findings and methods used in international social networking research

Earlier in October, Amanda Lenhart participated in a round table discussion on online social networks at the Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference in Copenhagen.

UncategorizedOctober 20, 2008

Family Connections Online

Readers react to coverage of our “Networked Families” report (and at least one person is worried about the mom who feels “naked” without her Blackberry).

UncategorizedOctober 19, 2008

Networked Families

The internet and cell phones have become central components of modern family life. Among all household types, the traditional nuclear family has the highest rate of technology usage and ownership.

UncategorizedOctober 14, 2008

Modding: Games and Web 2.0

When scholars discuss elements of gaming that hold promise for engaging youth and connecting games to learning, one thing they often point to is modding.

UncategorizedOctober 8, 2008

When vinyl starts to look good again

Our tracking data from the end of last year shows that the size of the music downloading audience is larger than ever. In the American adult population alone, some 37% of internet users say they download music files online and 7% do so on a typica…

UncategorizedOctober 6, 2008

One third of video gaming teens use cheats

Deep in our recent report Teens, Video Gaming and Civics was a nugget about cheats. Not cheat-ing, but the use of “cheats” or codes to open additional content in the game

UncategorizedOctober 1, 2008

Crowdsourcing a Survey: Health Topics

The New York Times quoted our data in an article entitled Logging On for a Second (or Third) Opinion. We happen to be preparing our next health…

UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2008

The financial crisis online

Online activists and concerned citizens are using the internet to learn about the financial crisis, share their views on the proposed bailout, and organize their friends.

UncategorizedSeptember 24, 2008

Networked Workers

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.