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.
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.
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.
Uncle Sam and Social Media
Federal agencies can, and should, be the first responders to health questions. Social media can help.
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.
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.
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.
Home Broadband Adoption 2009
Broadband adoption increases, but monthly prices do, too.
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.
The Social Life of Health Information
Americans’ pursuit of health takes place within a widening network of both online and offline sources.