Report Jan. 15, 2015

Social Media and the Cost of Caring

Frequent use of social media is not directly related to higher stress. But stress can be contagious through social media channels: Social media users are often more aware of the stressful events in others’ lives, and this awareness itself can lead to higher stress.

Report Jan. 9, 2015

Social Media Update 2014

While Facebook remains the most popular social media site, other platforms — like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter — saw higher rates of growth over the past year. In 2014, 52% of online adults used two or more social media sites, up from 42% in 2013.

Report Dec. 30, 2014

Technology’s Impact on Workers

Online American workers say the internet and email are very important tools for doing their jobs, rating them higher in importance than landline phones, mobile phones, and social networking sites. Just 7% say the internet makes them less productive at work.

Report Aug. 26, 2014

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.

Presentations Jun. 19, 2014

Streams, Stacks, Snacks, Socials, Signals

Networked information and the different ways users receive, process, create, and share it.

Presentations May. 9, 2014

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.

Report Apr. 3, 2014

Older Adults and Technology Use

Adoption is increasing, but many seniors remain isolated from digital life

Presentations Mar. 3, 2014

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.”

Report Feb. 27, 2014

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

Report Feb. 20, 2014

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.