UncategorizedNovember 6, 2012

Social Media and Voting

22% of registered voters have announced their vote for president on social media like Facebook or Twitter

UncategorizedOctober 19, 2012

Social Media and Political Engagement

66% of social media users have employed the platforms for at least one of eight civic or political activities with social media

UncategorizedOctober 18, 2012

Mobile is the Needle; Social is the Thread

Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed patterns and trends shaping the new messaging realities of the digital age at the WSU Elliott School of Communications’ annual Comm Week conference.

UncategorizedOctober 9, 2012

The State of the 2012 Election — Mobile Politics

Registered voters on both sides of the political spectrum are using their cell phones to get campaign news, share their views about the candidates and interact with others about political issues

UncategorizedSeptember 20, 2012

The Future is Yesterday: Public Relations in the Networked Era

Lee Rainie described the new media ecology and how “networked individuals” get, share and create information.

UncategorizedSeptember 13, 2012

Photos and Videos as Social Currency Online

46% of internet users post original photos & videos online; 41% curate photos & videos they find elsewhere on the web and post on image-sharing sites. Women are more likely than men to use Pinterest; Instagram & Tumblr attract equal shares of both.

UncategorizedSeptember 6, 2012

Reaching Your Audience in the Digital Age: Key Research Trends to Watch

Aaron Smith will share the Pew Internet Project’s most recent data on the constantly shifting digital ecosystem in the U.S. and highlight some major trends that have emerged since the project’s inception in 1999.

UncategorizedSeptember 4, 2012

Politics on Social Networking Sites

Campaign and policy-related material on SNS plays a modest role in influencing most users’ views & political activities. Democrats & liberals are the most likely to say the sites have impact and are important.

UncategorizedJune 13, 2012

Mobile Philanthropy

How mobile/social tools are changing the way Americans give to and interact with organizations

UncategorizedJune 5, 2012

Presentation: Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites

Amanda Lenhart spoke about how teens use technology and about youth social and emotional experiences in social media spaces.