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Mar 25, 2009John Horrigan
Wireless connectivity has drawn many users more deeply into digital life.
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Technology users can be sorted based on their assets, actions, and attitudes toward how tech gadgets fit into their lives. Take our quiz to see where you fit in our typology.
Nov 16, 2008
"Need help setting up that home computer or Internet connection? Frustrated by that new cell phone? You're not alone. A survey released on Sunday found that nearly half of Americans need help from others booting up their new devices, and an even larg...
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Wendy Tanaka, Forbes.com
Oct 3, 2008
"The vacuum cleaner meant we could give up beating rugs with sticks. Without remote controls, we'd still be trudging across the living room to switch channels on the TV. The Internet made good on Bill Gates' promise to put much of the world's informa...
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Sep 24, 2008Mary Madden, Sydney Jones
The majority of employed adults (62%) use the internet or email at their job, and many have cell phones and Blackberries that keep them connected even when they are not at work.
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May 15, 2008Jessica Vitak
Our Writing, Technology and Teens report considered the impact of newer communication methods on young users. Do these effects carry over into a slightly older crowd?
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Dec 4, 2007John Horrigan
This presentation discusses how user behavior is likely to shape future demand for printed materials. Much of the presentation centers on the Pew Internet Project's typology of users of information and communication technology, which suggests that th...
Dec 2, 2007
This data set contains questions about usage of, and attitudes towards, information and communications technologies. It served as the basis for "The Mobile Difference" typology report, and was also used in the reports "When Technology Fails" and "Mob...
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Oct 29, 2007Lee Rainie
This is a rundown of the Pew Internet & American Life Project's most recent findings related to internet use, especially Web 2.0 activities. It also goes through the Project's new tech-user typology and the implications of the Project's findings for ...
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Sep 21, 2007Alexandra Macgill
Everyone has a friend or two who takes that much longer to respond to emails because they just don't ever check their accounts, who don't want to join social networks and who never pop up on IM and gmail-chat. What happens when you fall in love with...
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Sep 5, 2007Susannah Fox
How 19th century institutions are adapting to their cities' 21st century needs.
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Jun 28, 2007Susannah Fox
Older adults are less likely than younger adults to go online, but there are exceptions -- those who "feel" and "do" younger than their chronological age.
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Mary MaddenAmerican Library Association - LITA
Lee Rainiethe Medical Library Association
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of caregivers who use the internet look online for health information, outpacing other internet users on every health topic included in our survey, from looking up certain treatments to hospital ratings to end-of-life decisions.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.