UncategorizedDecember 14, 2011

State of Social Media: 2011

Senior Research Specialist Mary Madden will present the Project’s latest research on social media adoption.

UncategorizedNovember 15, 2011

Why Americans use social media

Social networking sites are appealing as a way to maintain contact with close ties and reconnect with old friends.

UncategorizedOctober 18, 2011

Older Adults and Social Media

Mary will present the Pew Internet Project’s latest data on social media participation among older American adults, including new findings about user motivations and the role of mobile devices.

UncategorizedOctober 4, 2011

Social Media and Civic Life

Director Lee Rainie presented findings from Pew Internet about the role of the internet, cell phones, and social media on civic life.

UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2011

How people learn about their local community

Citizens’ media habits are surprisingly varied as newspapers, TV, the internet, newsletters, and old-fashioned word-of-mouth compete for attention. Different platforms serve different audience needs.

UncategorizedSeptember 20, 2011

The social media landscape

Lee Rainie was asked to present about the state of social media, in particular how non-profit groups might think about using social media to promote their missions. He cites the newest data from Pew Internet Project surveys and describes how the “…

UncategorizedAugust 26, 2011

65% of online adults use social networking sites

Women maintain their foothold on social networking site use, and older Americans are still coming aboard. Most users describe their experiences in positive terms.

UncategorizedJuly 26, 2011

71% of online adults now use video-sharing sites

Fully 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. Rural internet users have caught up to others in their use of these sites, and minorities are more likely than whites to visit them.

UncategorizedJuly 14, 2011

The Mobile Difference

Lee Rainie will discuss the Project’s latest findings about how people use mobile devices, and how the changing media ecosystem is affecting the way people receive, share, and create information.

UncategorizedJuly 13, 2011

The State of Millennials (slides)

Lee Rainie presents a compendium of recent data that focuses on key behavioral statistics of the Millennial Generation.