28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based services
55% of smartphone owners use their phones to get location-based directions or recommendations, while geosocial services and location-tagging features are less popular.
The Digital Revolution and Higher Education
As online college courses have become increasingly prevalent, the general public and college presidents offer different assessments of their educational value.
65% of online adults use social networking sites
Women maintain their foothold on social networking site use, and older Americans are still coming aboard. Most users describe their experiences in positive terms.
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Americans and Their Cell Phones
Mobile devices help solve problems, but also create new annoyances.
Search and email still top the list of most popular online activities
Search and email remain the two online activities that are nearly universal among adult internet users.
Mind the Gap: Peer-to-peer Healthcare
How the internet is transforming health communications by providing us with access to information and each other.
71% of online adults now use video-sharing sites
Fully 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. Rural internet users have caught up to others in their use of these sites, and minorities are more likely than whites to visit them.
College students and technology
By every key measurement, college students lead the way in tech and gadget use. But community college students do not use digital tools as much as four-year college students and graduate students.