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.
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.
Tech experts hope the open structure of the Internet will prevail in the coming decade; but they anticipate battles to preserve relatively unhindered connectivity.
The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025
Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.
39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped.
U.S. Views of Technology and the Future
Americans are largely optimistic about the long-term future of scientific progress, but concerned about some changes that might occur in the near future.
Older Adults and Technology Use
Adoption is increasing, but many seniors remain isolated from digital life
From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond
A new typology of Americans’ public engagement with public libraries, which sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the United States.
Digital Life in 2025
Experts predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill
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