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Nov 15, 2011Aaron Smith
Social networking sites are appealing as a way to maintain contact with close ties and reconnect with old friends.
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“Web 2.0” is an umbrella term that is used to refer to a new era of Web-enabled applications that are built around user-generated or user-manipulated content, such as wikis, blogs, podcasts, and social networking sites.
Jul 20, 2005Lee Rainie
The average American internet user is not sure what podcasting is, what an RSS feed does, or what the term “phishing” means.
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Jan 2, 2005Lee Rainie
By the end of 2004 blogs had established themselves as a key part of online culture: 7% of U.S. internet users say they have created blogs and 27% say they are blog readers.
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Anick Jesdanun, AP, The Washington Post
Oct 22, 2004
According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 26 percent of adult Internet users have posted such a rating. More experienced and active users were more likely to have done so, as were men and younger adults.
"The more voices that are i...
Oct 20, 2004Lee Rainie, Paul Hitlin
33 million American internet users have reviewed or rated someone or something as part of an online rating system.
State Department Press Releases and Documents
Mar 3, 2004
Almost half the Americans using the Internet are involved in creating the content available online -- whether they are posting photos and articles, participating in a chat room, or creating an entire Web site. The Pew Internet and American Life Proje...
Feb 29, 2004Amanda Lenhart, Deborah Fallows, John Horrigan
More than 53 million American adults have used the Internet to publish their thoughts, respond to others, post pictures, share files and otherwise contribute to the explosion of content available online.
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Howard Wolinsky, Chicago Sun-Times
Nov 24, 2003
A study based on a national survey and to be released today by the Pew Internet and American Life Project concludes, "Although these ardent technophiles are a minority of the population, their trend-setting ways often ripple widely in society."
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Amy Harmon, The New York Times
Sep 9, 2003
A recent study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that 67 percent of people downloading music did not care whether or not it was copyrighted.
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Benny Evangelista , The San Francisco Chronicle
Aug 4, 2003
Whether the lawsuits prove to be an effective deterrent remains to be seen, but the RIAA's tactic should raise the awareness of the issues to a public that is generally indifferent to copyright laws, said Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & Am...
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Jul 31, 2003Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden
The number of American adults downloading music continues to grow
and two-thirds of those who download or share files say they don't care whether the files are copyrighted or not.
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of current Facebook users say that at one time or another in the past they have voluntarily taken a break from using Facebook for a period of several weeks or more.
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.