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May 15, 2013The Washington Post
On the photo-sharing app Instagram, search the keywords #Fairfax, #Rockville or #DC and up pops hundreds of photos from children. Among them, until recently, were many from Kyle, a 12-year-old. His full name, Gaithersburg middle school and favorit...
May 14, 2013PBS MediaShift
The level of people’s political participation online in 2012 has increased since 2008 — with 72 percent of all Americans participating in at least one activity, such as posting links to political stories or following elected officials, according t...
May 3, 2013Education Week
Kathryn Zickuhr, research analyst at the Pew Internet Project, believes parents' connections to libraries are particularly impressive given parents' higher rates of ownership—compared to other adults—of techno-tools like smartphones, computers, an...
May 3, 2013New York Times
Several years ago Garrison Phillips, a retired actor, bought himself a Dell computer. He soon recognized that he didn’t know what to do with it. “I needed instruction,” he told me in an interview conducted — perhaps surprisingly — by e-mail. “The ...
May 1, 2013Digital Book World
According to new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, parents see libraries as very important community resources. Libraries’ digital books and technologies are a major draw for families.
Parents value ...
May 1, 2013Deseret News
The survey found that among all adults, parents are more likely to have library cards, visit the library, use the library website and participate in programs there, said Lee Rainie, who directs the Internet and American Life Project for Pew.
May 1, 2013Publishers Weekly
In two previous surveys released over the last year, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that, despite the charge of technology, libraries remain popular among the American public. And in a follow-up report release...
Apr 26, 2013HL7 Standards
For day-to-day health decisions, people seek answers from friends, family and social networks as much or more than they do from physicians. Do they trust this information more than they trust advice from their physician? Not necessarily, but, acco...
Apr 25, 2013Mashable
"Many discussions about the impact of the internet on political and civic life assume that the people who take part in political activities on social networking sites are separate and distinct from those who take part in political activities outsi...
Apr 25, 2013NBC News
"Liking" a post by the president or a human rights group may not be the most powerful form of political expression, but according to a recent Pew Research Center study, it is at least something that a person of nearly any age, location or economic...
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of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages, alerts, or calls — even when they don’t notice their phone ringing or vibrating.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.