The New Connectedness
Our “Networked Families” report contains data about the “new connectedness” or what Twitterers call “ambient intimacy.”
The Internet as Social Ally
Do people consider the internet itself a kind of social ally? Not directly, but they often treat the internet as they would a helpful friend.
The Future of the Internet III
A survey of experts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, and the structure of the Internet itself improves. They disagree about whether this will lead to more soci…
Obama’s Online Opportunities
There is no shortage of suggestions to the incoming Obama administration about what to do about communications policy in the United States. The body of research from the Pew Internet Project, dating to 2000, indicates that online Americans might have…
Facebook Connect and a failure to understand online identity management
Facebook has recently announced the rollout of a new feature called Facebook Connect, which will allow users to login to other websites using their Facebook identity and which will then potentially feed back to a user’s network information about …
Participatory Medicine, Connected Health
I presented our latest data on social media and health to the Center for Connected Health’s 2008 Symposium in Boston.
Roundtable on recent findings and methods used in international social networking research
Earlier in October, Amanda Lenhart participated in a round table discussion on online social networks at the Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference in Copenhagen.
Teens, Online Stranger Contact & Cyberbullying: What the research is telling us
This presentation covers basic internet connectivity statistics before launching into a discussion of the major online safety issues. Broken down into issues of online contact vs online content, the talk shares data on online stranger contact, sex…
Online child safety and literacy
This presentation pulls together Pew Internet Project research about teenagers’ online activities, their behavior on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, and their Web 2.0 content creation activities. It covers the threats posed b…
New communication technologies’ impact on young adults
Our Writing, Technology and Teens report considered the impact of newer communication methods on young users. Do these effects carry over into a slightly older crowd?