After Dr. Google
In an article published in the journal Pediatrics, Susannah Fox makes the case for clinicians paying attention to peer-to-peer health care.
In-store Mobile Commerce During the 2012 Holiday Shopping Season
58% of cell owners used their phones for recommendations, reviews, or price comparisons in a physical store this holiday shopping season. Young adults and smartphone owners lead the way.
The internet’s impact on one man’s life
How one man became the chief of a tribe he didn’t know existed, thanks to the internet.
Search Engine Use 2012
Even though online Americans are more satisfied than ever with the performance of search engines, strong majorities have negative views of personalized search results and targeted ads
Where people get information about restaurants and other local businesses
The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.
Reading, Writing, & Research in the Digital Age
Director Lee Rainie looked at the “state of reading” in the digital age by going through Pew Internet data about how teens use the internet, smartphones, and social networking sites. He argued that reading is now 1) raw material for further creati…
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.
Online Product Research
58% of Americans have researched a product or service online; 24% have posted comments or reviews online about the things they buy.
Health Sites: Some Are More Equal Than Others
Search is central to health information gathering. Now search sites are guiding consumers to safe, trusted health websites. Is that such a bad thing?
Trends in medical searches online: How e-patients use the internet
New trend charts showing how e-patients use the internet and search for health information online.