PublicationsJune 22, 2012

Libraries, patrons, and e-books

12% of e-book readers have borrowed an e-book from a library. Those who use libraries are pretty heavy readers, but most are not aware they can borrow e-books.

UncategorizedJune 12, 2012

Video: peer-to-peer health care

A 5-minute video overview of peer-to-peer health care.

UncategorizedJune 8, 2012

Unpacking self-tracking

Pew Internet asked two questions about “self-tracking” in 2010 – how should we expand this area of our research?

UncategorizedJune 6, 2012

Older adults and internet use

For the first time, half of American adults ages 65 and older are online.

UncategorizedMay 31, 2012

Twitter Use 2012

Overall adoption remains steady, but “typical day” usage continues to grow. 8% of online adults now use Twitter on a typical day. African-Americans, young adults, and mobile users stand out for their high rates of Twitter usage.

UncategorizedMay 18, 2012

The Future of Gamification

Game mechanics like rewards and feedback loops are gaining ground in digital life and many experts think they will spread widely to key domains like education and health by 2020. Others worry about a darker side.

UncategorizedMay 15, 2012

Downloading Apps for Children

Parents are enthusiastic downloaders of all kinds of apps, particularly apps for children.

UncategorizedMay 11, 2012

Three-quarters of smartphone owners use location-based services

74% of smartphone owners use their phone to get real-time location-based information, and 18% use a geosocial service to “check in” to certain locations or share their location with friends

UncategorizedMay 7, 2012

Just-in-time Information through Mobile Connections

86% of smartphone owners used their phone in the past month to make real-time queries to help them meet friends, solve problems, or settle arguments

UncategorizedMay 3, 2012

Teens & Online Video

Shooting, sharing, streaming and chatting: social media using teens are the most enthusiastic users of many online video capabilities