Report Jan. 12, 2012

Real Time Charitable Giving

Why mobile phone users texted millions of dollars in aid to Haiti earthquake relief and how they got their friends to do the same

Report Mar. 23, 2011

Americans under age 40 are as likely to donate to Japan disaster relief through electronic means as traditional means

A new survey finds that Americans under age 40 are as likely to donate to Japan disaster relief through electronic means as traditional means like the phone or postal mail

Presentations Feb. 22, 2011

Technology Trends for First Responders

Senior research specialist Aaron Smith presents Pew Internet findings technology and communication trends of relevance to emergency first responders. (Updated with slides)

Commentary Aug. 5, 2008

No Longer in the News, Earthquake Survivors Face a Painful Recovery

Media focus in China turned away weeks ago from the May 12 earthquake to the Beijing Olympics, which begin in just a few days.

Commentary Jun. 17, 2008

China’s earthquake and internet

People say the Chinese internet is mostly an entertainment network. But looking at what happened online during the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake reveals a Chinese internet with a depth and soul and much, much more.

Presentations Jun. 13, 2008

What has China’s earthquake done to its internet?

People say the Chinese internet is mostly an entertainment network. But looking at what happened online during the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake reveals a Chinese internet with a depth and soul and much, much more.

Commentary May. 21, 2008

Dispatches and Data from China

Senior Research Fellow Deborah Fallows has been living in China for the past two years, sending us whimsical dispatches as well as in-depth reports about the impact of the internet on social life.

Commentary May. 19, 2008

China’s Earthquake on TV and on the Internet: Part II

Senior Research Fellow Deborah Fallows reports from China on how the earthquake recovery is portrayed on TV and on the internet.

Commentary May. 16, 2008

China’s Earthquake on TV and on the Internet

(Read on for an account of how blogs, Twitter, and Google provided news coverage in China this week.)

Report Nov. 24, 2005

13 million Americans made donations online after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

9% of online Americans made donations on the internet to relief efforts and 7 million set up their own hurricane relief efforts using the internet.