Search and email still top the list of most popular online activities
Search and email remain the two online activities that are nearly universal among adult internet users.
Major trends in how different generations of Americans use the internet
Facebook Messages – some say it’s an “email killer,” others disagree; Pew Internet data shows us where email stands today among youth
With Facebook’s announcement of the rollout of “Facebook Messages,” we offer our data on teens’ communication landscape as context for understanding the potential implications of the new feature.
Generations Online in 2009
Over half of the adult internet population is between 18 and 44 years old. But larger percentages of older generations are online now than in the past, and they are doing more activities online.
The majority of employed adults (62%) use the internet or email at their job, and many have cell phones and Blackberries that keep them connected even when they are not at work.
Use of Cloud Computing Applications and Services
Some 69% of online Americans use webmail services, store data online, or use software programs such as word processing applications whose functionality is located on the web. Online users who take advantage of cloud applications say they like the co…
Degrees of Access (May 2008 data)
Three “thermometers” of access show the disparities among various groups when it comes to internet access, cell phone use, and broadband access at home.
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?
Writing, Technology & Teens: The Findings of the Pew Internet Project and the National Commission on Writing
This presentation offers an overview of the findings and insights from the Writing, Technology and Teens report.
Writing, Technology and Teens
Teens write a lot, but they do not think of their emails, instant and text messages as writing. But teens also believe good writing is essential for success and that more school writing instruction would help them.