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.
Video: peer-to-peer health care
A 5-minute video overview of peer-to-peer health care.
Pew Internet asked two questions about “self-tracking” in 2010 – how should we expand this area of our research?
Older adults and internet use
For the first time, half of American adults ages 65 and older are online.
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.
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.
Downloading Apps for Children
Parents are enthusiastic downloaders of all kinds of apps, particularly apps for children.
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
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
Teens & Online Video
Shooting, sharing, streaming and chatting: social media using teens are the most enthusiastic users of many online video capabilities