UncategorizedDecember 22, 2009

Latinos Online, 2006-2008

64% of Latino adults ages 18 and older used the internet in 2008, compared with 54% of Latinos in 2006.

UncategorizedDecember 15, 2009

Teens and Sexting

How and why minor teens are sending sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images via text messaging.

UncategorizedNovember 20, 2009

Participatory Culture + Health Care

Quick answers to frequently-asked questions: Is a cultural shift affecting health care? How do people judge the quality of health information online? Are patients ready for this?

UncategorizedNovember 16, 2009

Teens and Distracted Driving

Twenty-six percent of American teens of driving age say they have texted while driving, and half (48%) of all teens ages 12 to 17 say they’ve been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel.

UncategorizedNovember 16, 2009

Participatory medicine and health data rights on NPR

NPR’s Morning Edition story, “Patients Turn to Online Buddies for Help Healing,” combined research and real-life examples, participatory medicine and health data rights.

UncategorizedNovember 8, 2009

Tell the FDA the whole story, please

The FDA should hear about the reality of the information marketplace, which is increasingly mobile and social, not about the past failings of consumers to check the source and date of health information online.

UncategorizedNovember 4, 2009

Social Isolation and New Technology

How the internet and mobile phones impact Americans’ social networks.

UncategorizedOctober 23, 2009

The Twitter Question

How we measure Twitter and status updating (and an invitation to help us improve).

UncategorizedOctober 21, 2009

Twitter and Status Updating, Fall 2009

Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others–up from 11% in April.

UncategorizedSeptember 10, 2009

The Internet as a Diversion

Three-quarters of online economic users go online to relax and take their minds off of the recession. Fully 88% of 18-29 year old online economic users look to the internet to relax.