Smartphone Ownership 2013
56% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind; Android and iPhone owners account for half of the cell phone user population. Higher income adults and those under age 35 lead the way when it comes to smartphone ownership.
Teens, Social Media, and Privacy
Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.
What teens said about social media, privacy, and online identity
A list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy.
Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading
Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home. Parents are also more likely than other adults to use libraries for services ranging from book borrowing to accessing the internet to attending classes and events—and mothers are considerably more engaged with libraries than fathers.
Civic Engagement in the Digital Age
The well-educated and the well-off are more likely than others to participate in civic life online, just as those groups have always been more likely to be active in politics and community affairs offline.
Must-read: Adding up diagnosis errors
With diagnosis errors in the news, is it any wonder that 35% of U.S. adults go online to get a jump on it before they see a clinician?
Never assume that what you are seeing or experiencing is everyone else’s reality
One of the recurring themes of my work is to remind people that today is just a moment in time, that things will change — that things have changed even if you personally can’t see it yet.
Veteran Internet Use and Engagement With Health Information Online
New analysis compares veterans of the U.S. military with non-veterans, revealing differences in internet access and interest in certain health topics.
The First Cell Phone Call: Excerpt from “Networked: The New Social Operating System”
Happy 40th anniversary to the mobile phone call.
Why Pew Internet does not regularly report statistics for Asian-Americans and their technology use
We hope this article sheds light on some of the challenges of reporting survey results from some populations.