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Jun 5, 2013Aaron Smith
56% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind; Android and iPhone owners account for half of the cell phone user population. Higher income adults and those under age 35 lead the way when it comes to ...
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Mobile internet refers to online access that occurs wirelessly using a handheld device or laptop computer. Read a summary of Pew Internet's mobile research.
Jan 25, 2013
We asked people whether they would use a variety of possible new activities and features at libraries. Our list was weighted towards services that are rooted in technology and allow more tech-related interactions with libraries and at them.
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Jack Loechner, MediaPost
Jan 17, 2013
According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, in the past year the number of those who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older to 23%. At the same time, the number of those who ...
Suzanne Choney, Today - msnbc
There's actually good news to report on the annoying-phone-etiquette front: Cellphone users who are loud and irritating in public are getting better about that obnoxious behavior, which is "less common" than it used to be.
So says Pew Research Cen...
Jan 4, 2013Kristin Thomson, Kristen Purcell, Lee Rainie
Cultural organizations like theater companies, orchestras, and art museums are using the internet, social media, and mobile apps to draw in and engage audiences, provide deeper context, and disseminate their work beyond the stage and the gallery
More in: Social Networking, Music, Mobile, Web 2.0
Jan 1, 2013
This omnibus survey contains questions about device ownership and cell phone usage during purchase decisions.
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Dec 31, 2012Lee Rainie, Kathryn Zickuhr, Maeve Duggan
13% of those ages 16 and older have accessed library websites via mobile devices
Dec 31, 2012
A new Pew study reports that around 13 percent of Americans aged 16 and older used a mobile device to visit a library website during the past year.
Patrons ages 18-49 were the most likely to use a mobile device for the library, while those 65 and ...
Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post
Dec 27, 2012
America’s obsession with digital tablets is driving a boon in e-book reading, a new survey shows, a trend that is dampening the appeal of printed books and shaking the centuries-old publishing business.
The share of Americans who read e-books grew...
Patricia Reaney, Reuters
(Reuters) - The popularity of electronic books is increasing in the United States, with nearly one-quarter of American bibliophiles reading e-books, according to a survey released on Thursday.
The number of e-readers aged 16 years and older jumped...
David Streitfeld, New York Times
“The printed page/ was just half a millennium’s brief wonder,” theorized John Updike in a late poem. Exactly when the old order will be completely overthrown is in some dispute, however.
The original thinking was that digital books would triumph v...
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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.