UncategorizedMarch 12, 2012

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

UncategorizedMarch 9, 2012

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

UncategorizedMarch 9, 2012

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.

UncategorizedMarch 1, 2012

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

UncategorizedFebruary 29, 2012

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.

UncategorizedFebruary 24, 2012

Privacy management on social media sites

Most users choose restricted privacy settings while profile “pruning” and unfriending people is on the rise

UncategorizedFebruary 16, 2012

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?

UncategorizedFebruary 9, 2012

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.

UncategorizedFebruary 3, 2012

Why most Facebook users get more than they give

The effect of Facebook “power users” on everybody else

UncategorizedJanuary 30, 2012

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.