Teens and Sexting
How and why minor teens are sending sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images via text messaging.
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 theyâ€™ve been a passenger while a driver has texted behind the wheel.
Social Isolation and New Technology
How the internet and mobile phones impact Americans’ social networks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.