The new landscape for civics and politics (especially in mobile)
Lee Rainie gave a keynote address about the new civic and political landscape to a summit sponsored by the Pew Voter Information Project for state election officials and technology executives who help them.
Social Media and Civic Life
Director Lee Rainie presented findings from Pew Internet about the role of the internet, cell phones, and social media on civic life.
How Social Networking Can Reinvigorate American Democracy and Civic Participation (with video & transcript)
A discussion forum focused on using social networking and digital tools to reinvigorate democracy and extend electronic engagement from campaigns and grassroots-activism to governance.
Emerging Trends in E-Government
Senior Research Specialist Aaron Smith will discuss “Emerging Trends in E-Government” on a panel at the Digital Citizen Satisfaction Summit in Washington, DC.
The Internet and Campaign 2010
54% of adults used the internet for political purposes in the 2010 election cycle, far surpassing the 2006 midterm contest.
22% of online Americans used social networking or Twitter for politics in 2010 campaign
Republicans catch up to Democrats in social media use for politics as social media became a regular part of the political environment in the 2010 midyear elections