In Emerging Economies, Smartphone and Social Media Users Have Broader Social Networks
Smartphone users in emerging economies – especially those who use social media – tend to be more exposed to people with different backgrounds and more connected with friends they don’t see in person.
A Week in the Life of Popular YouTube Channels
Internet/Broadband Fact Sheet
The internet represents a fundamental shift in how Americans connect with one another, gather information and conduct their day-to-day lives. Explore the patterns, trends and statistics of internet and home broadband adoption in the United States.
Compare the rates of social media platform and messaging app usage in 11 countries around the world
Facebook and WhatsApp are the most widely used social media platforms and messaging applications in 11 countries around the world.
Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences
Teens credit social media for helping to build stronger friendships and exposing them to a more diverse world, but they express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure.
Many Turn to YouTube for Children’s Content, News, How-To Lessons
An analysis of Youtube videos suggested by the site’s recommendation engine finds that users are directed toward progressively longer and more popular content
Activism in the Social Media Age
As the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag turns 5 years old, a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media’s impact on political and civic engagement
Shareable quotes from experts about the impact of digital life
Stories from experts about the impact of digital life, from @pewresearch and @ImagineInternet.
Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life
While many technology experts and scholars have concerns about the social, political and economic fallout from the spread of digital activities, they also tend to report that their own experience of digital life has been positive.
Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society
At the same time, the contours of connectivity are shifting: One-in-five Americans (20%) are now ‘smartphone only’ internet users at home.