Social networking sites and politics
18% of users have shunned “friends” who have different ideas and 16% have found friends whose beliefs match their own
Search Engine Use 2012
Even though online Americans are more satisfied than ever with the performance of search engines, strong majorities have negative views of personalized search results and targeted ads
What’s the future for self-tracking?
Stephen Wolfram predicts that we will all self-track some day, but a Pew Internet survey suggests we have a long way to go. Just 1 in 4 internet users track health data online.
Nearly half of American adults are smartphone owners
46% of American adults now have a smartphone of some kind, and for the first time smartphone owners outnumber users of more basic phones
Millennials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives
A Pew Internet/Elon University survey reveals experts’ hopes and fears about the hyperconnected generation, from their ability to juggle many tasks to their thirst for instant gratification and lack of patience.
Privacy management on social media sites
Most users choose restricted privacy settings while profile â€œpruningâ€ and unfriending people is on the rise
Health, Technology, and Communities of Color
As mobile, social tools spread throughout the population, people are connecting with each other. Why not harness those tools for health?
The tone of life on social networking sites
85% of the adults who use social media report that people are usually kind on the sites. At the same time, 49% have witnessed mean and offensive behavior and they usually respond by ignoring it.
Why most Facebook users get more than they give
The effect of Facebook “power users” on everybody else
The rise of in-store mobile commerce
During the holiday season, 25% of cell owners used their phone inside stores to gather price comparisons; 24% used them to look up online reviews.