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Mar 1, 2010
How internet and cell phone users have turned news into a social experience.
Feb 19, 2010
Is Google making us stupid? Most experts surveyed in a new Pew Internet/Elon University study say the Internet enhances and augments human intelligence.
Feb 3, 2010
Blogging among teens and young adults drops to half what it was in 2006. Wireless connectivity is high among those under 30 and social network use continues to rise, but certain features of the social sites are less popular with teens.
Dec 15, 2009
4% of cell-owners ages 12 to 17 have sent sexually suggestive images of themselves by phone; 15% of cell owners that age have received “sexts” containing images of someone they know.
Nov 16, 2009
Texting, talking and other uses of the cell phone behind the wheel.
Nov 4, 2009
People who use modern information and communication technologies have larger and more diverse social networks, according to new national survey findings that for the first time explore how people use the internet and mobile phones to interact with...
Sep 1, 2009
The internet is not changing the basic socio-economic character of Americans’ civic engagement. The well off and well educated dominate online civic activities such as emailing officials, making donations, or signing online petitions just as those...
Jul 22, 2009
56% of adult Americans have accessed the internet by wireless means, such as using a laptop, mobile device, game console, or MP3 player.
Jul 15, 2009
Top recession-related searches focus on consumer bargains, new jobs, skills upgrading, chances to earn extra cash, and general news about the economy
Jun 17, 2009
Most broadband users see home high-speed connections as very important in community and civic life.
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of cell owners receive unwanted sales or marketing calls at one time or another. And 25% of cell owners encounter this problem at least a few times a week or more frequently.
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.