25% of American Adults Own Tablet Computers
A quarter of American adults now own tablet computers, a major increase from the first measurement of tablet ownership by Pew Internet in the late summer of 2010.
Changes to the way we identify internet users
In our surveys this summer, we added a question about mobile internet connectivity to help us capture internet users who may access the internet on mobile devices.
How people get local news and information in different communities
Depending on the topic, urban residents are more likely to use mobile and online sources; suburbanites are most heavily into social media; and rural residents are more inclined to word of mouth sources
Photos and Videos as Social Currency Online
46% of internet users post original photos & videos online; 41% curate photos & videos they find elsewhere on the web and post on image-sharing sites. Women are more likely than men to use Pinterest; Instagram & Tumblr attract equal shares of both.
Smartphone Ownership Update: September 2012
66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones; 68% of those living in households earning $75,000 also own them
Privacy and Data Management on Mobile Devices
More than half of app users have uninstalled or avoided an app due to concerns about personal information
The internet’s downsides: tell us your stories
Have you ever wished you could unsee a photo of some condition you had Googled? We are collecting stories about the internet’s downsides related to health.
Politics on Social Networking Sites
Campaign and policy-related material on SNS plays a modest role in influencing most users’ views & political activities. Democrats & liberals are the most likely to say the sites have impact and are important.
Mobile Phone Problems
Telemarketing calls and spam texts are realities for most cell phone users. Smartphone owners are particularly likely to report dropped phone calls and slow download speeds.
The Future of Higher Education
Experts expect more-efficient collaborative environments and new grading schemes; they worry about massive online courses, the shift away from on-campus life