UncategorizedDecember 15, 2009

Teens and Sexting

How and why minor teens are sending sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images via text messaging.

UncategorizedNovember 16, 2009

Teens and Distracted Driving

Twenty-six percent of American teens of driving age say they have texted while driving, and half (48%) of all teens ages 12 to 17 say they’ve been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel.

UncategorizedNovember 4, 2009

Social Isolation and New Technology

How the internet and mobile phones impact Americans’ social networks.

UncategorizedOctober 21, 2009

Twitter and Status Updating, Fall 2009

Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others–up from 11% in April.

UncategorizedSeptember 10, 2009

The Internet as a Diversion

Three-quarters of online economic users go online to relax and take their minds off of the recession. Fully 88% of 18-29 year old online economic users look to the internet to relax.

UncategorizedSeptember 1, 2009

The Internet and Civic Engagement

Just as in offline politics, the well-off and well-educated are especially likely to participate in online activities that mirror offline forms of engagement. But there are hints that social media may alter this pattern.

UncategorizedAugust 19, 2009

Teens and Mobile Phones Over the Past Five Years: Pew Internet Looks Back

The Project first surveyed teenagers about their mobile phones in 2004 when a survey showed that 45% of teens had a cell phone. Since then mobile phone use has climbed steadily among teens to 63% in 2006 and 71% in 2008.

UncategorizedJuly 29, 2009

The Audience for Online Video-Sharing Sites Shoots Up

As the audience for online video continues to grow, a leading edge of internet users are migrating their viewing from their computer screens to their TV screens.

UncategorizedJuly 22, 2009

Wireless Internet Use

More than half of Americans – 56% – have accessed the internet wirelessly on some device, such as a laptop, cell phone, MP3 player, or game console.

UncategorizedJuly 15, 2009

The Internet and the Recession

Some 69% of Americans have used the internet to cope with the recession as they hunt for bargains, jobs, ways to upgrade their skills, better investment strategies, housing options, and government benefits.