UncategorizedSeptember 1, 2009

The Internet and Civic Engagement

Just as in offline politics, the well-off and well-educated are especially likely to participate in online activities that mirror offline forms of engagement. But there are hints that social media may alter this pattern.

UncategorizedSeptember 1, 2009

Multitasking — Lee Rainie on Kojo Nnamdi’s talk show

My appearance on the Kojo Nnamdi talk show on WAMU (a Washington PBS station) about new research on the problems with mutitasking.

UncategorizedAugust 19, 2009

Teens and Mobile Phones Over the Past Five Years: Pew Internet Looks Back

The Project first surveyed teenagers about their mobile phones in 2004 when a survey showed that 45% of teens had a cell phone. Since then mobile phone use has climbed steadily among teens to 63% in 2006 and 71% in 2008.

UncategorizedAugust 18, 2009

Uncle Sam and Social Media

Federal agencies can, and should, be the first responders to health questions. Social media can help.

UncategorizedJuly 29, 2009

The Audience for Online Video-Sharing Sites Shoots Up

As the audience for online video continues to grow, a leading edge of internet users are migrating their viewing from their computer screens to their TV screens.

UncategorizedJuly 22, 2009

Wireless Internet Use

More than half of Americans – 56% – have accessed the internet wirelessly on some device, such as a laptop, cell phone, MP3 player, or game console.

UncategorizedJuly 15, 2009

The Internet and the Recession

Some 69% of Americans have used the internet to cope with the recession as they hunt for bargains, jobs, ways to upgrade their skills, better investment strategies, housing options, and government benefits.

UncategorizedJune 17, 2009

Home Broadband Adoption 2009

Broadband adoption increases, but monthly prices do, too.

UncategorizedJune 15, 2009

The State of Music Online: Ten Years After Napster

In the decade since Napster’s launch, selling recorded music has become as much of an art as making the music itself.

UncategorizedJune 11, 2009

The Social Life of Health Information

Americans’ pursuit of health takes place within a widening network of both online and offline sources.