UncategorizedJune 6, 2013

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.

UncategorizedJanuary 31, 2013

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.

UncategorizedMarch 13, 2012

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.

UncategorizedMarch 9, 2012

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

UncategorizedDecember 14, 2011

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.

UncategorizedSeptember 23, 2011

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…

UncategorizedAugust 9, 2011

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.

UncategorizedSeptember 29, 2010

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.

UncategorizedJanuary 21, 2010

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?

UncategorizedOctober 27, 2009

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.