Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014
28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.
Victims of Online Harassment Describe Their Experiences
73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it. Respondents who have personally experienced online harassment were asked to elaborate about their most recent incident in their own words.
40% of internet users have personally experienced online harassment, from the mild to the severe; 73% have witnessed it happen to others.
Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’
Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.
Politics and advocacy in the social media era
Pew Research findings on the state of social media and its impact on grassroots and advocacy
Networked: The New Social Operating System in Civic Life
The new media and information ecosystem in communities and how foundations can think about new opportunities in this environment.
Dating & Mating in the Digital Age
Relationships and technology in the modern era.
Cancer Communication in the Digital Age
Susannah Fox will present the latest research on social media and health at a workshop hosted by the President’s Cancer Panel at the National Cancer Institute: “Cancer Communication: In the Digital Era, Opportunities Amongst the Challenges.”
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.