Real Time Charitable Giving
Why mobile phone users texted millions of dollars in aid to Haiti earthquake relief and how they got their friends to do the same
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.
Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones
The share of cell phone owners who download apps nearly doubles in two years, but just 46% of downloaders have paid for an app.
The new pathways to purchase in the world of networked consumers
Director Lee Rainie lectured at New York University about the impact of digital technologies on the ways that people get advertising and relate to corporations.
Paying Up Online: An interview with Jim Jansen
An interview with Senior Fellow Jim Jansen, recorded at the “Buying & Selling EContent” Conference, about paying for online content. (With downloadable audio and transcript)
People Actually Do Pay for Online Content
On March 28, 2011, Senior Fellow Jim Jansen gave the opening keynote address at theBuying & Selling eContent 2011, held March 28-30 in Scottsdale, AR.
Americans under age 40 are as likely to donate to Japan disaster relief through electronic means as traditional means
A new survey finds that Americans under age 40 are as likely to donate to Japan disaster relief through electronic means as traditional means like the phone or postal mail
65% of internet users have paid for online content
65% of internet users have paid to access or download some kind of digital content. Music and software are the most common kinds of content purchased.
Major trends in how different generations of Americans use the internet
Generations 2010: What different generations do online
An at-a-glance guide to how different generations of online Americans use the internet.