Multi-section ReportsNovember 17, 2016

Gig Work, Online Selling and Home Sharing

24% of Americans report earning money from the digital ‘platform economy’ in the past year. The extra income they make is a luxury for some, but a necessity for others.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 11, 2016

Research in the Crowdsourcing Age, a Case Study

How scholars, companies and workers are using Mechanical Turk, a ‘gig economy’ platform, for tasks computers can’t handle.

Multi-section ReportsJune 22, 2016

Social Media and the Workplace

Workers turn to social media for a range of reasons while at work, with taking a mental break and connecting with friends and family being among the most common.

Multi-section ReportsMay 19, 2016

Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy

The sharing economy and on-demand services are weaving their way into the lives of many Americans, raising difficult issues around jobs, regulation and the potential emergence of a new digital divide.

Multi-section ReportsMarch 10, 2016

Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation

A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans, but few expect their own jobs to experience substantial impacts.

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InteractiveNovember 19, 2015

Job Seeking is Going Mobile

More Americans are using their smartphones during their job search, whether to look up information about a job, create a resume or cover letter, or fill out a job application.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 19, 2015

Searching for Work in the Digital Era

The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.

Multi-section ReportsAugust 6, 2014

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Experts envision automation and intelligent digital agents permeating vast areas of our work and personal lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create.

PresentationsNovember 7, 2013

Networked Worlds & Networked Enterprises

Lee Rainie shows how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making, and personal interaction.

PresentationsOctober 11, 2012

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Are you checking email or tweeting or texting as you read this session description? Today, many of us are hyper-connected through the web, mobile technologies and social media.