From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond
A new typology of Americans’ public engagement with public libraries, which sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the United States.
Digital Life in 2025
Experts predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill
The Web at 25 in the U.S.
The overall verdict: The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users
Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters
People connect to form groups on Twitter for a variety of purposes. The networks they create have identifiable contours that are shaped by the topic being discussed, the information and influencers driving the conversation, and the social network structures of the participants.
Couples, the Internet, and Social Media
The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples. Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.
E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps
The proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing, but few have completely replaced print books for electronic versions.
African Americans and Technology Use
While African Americans continue to trail whites when it comes to internet use and home broadband adoption overall, young African Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to use the internet and have especially high rates of Twitter use.
Social Media Update 2013
42% of online adults use multiple social networking sites, but Facebook remains the platform of choice
How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities
Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, and most of them say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services.
The Diagnosis Difference
A portrait of the 45% of U.S. adults living with chronic health conditions