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Dec 14, 2011Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, Amy Mitchell, Tom Rosenstiel
The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.
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Internet users buy and sell things online, hunt for financial information, and share their stories about their shopping experiences.
Joshua Brustein, New York Times
Nov 6, 2010
As of August, only 4 percent of American adults who used the Internet also used location-based services, which allow people to “check in” to physical locations via their cellphones to earn coupons or keep up with friends, the Pew Research Center’s In...
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Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
Nov 4, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - If you use Facebook to "check in" to your favorite restaurants or shops, you can now expect to see rewards and discounts from companies looking to drum up business and lure in loyal customers.
Facebook is looking to bridge online a...
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Nov 1, 2010
This omnibus survey contains questions about the types of content users purchase online. It was used in the report "Paying for Online Content".
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Allison Linn, msnbc.com
Sep 29, 2010
Remember the late 1990s, when the Internet boom was in full swing? Everyone was predicting we’d soon be shopping for everything from dog food to cars in our pajamas, and we’d never leave the house.
They were partially right. We still leave the hou...
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Sep 29, 2010Jim Jansen
58% of Americans have researched a product or service online; 24% have posted comments or reviews online about the things they buy.
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Ylan Q. Mui, Washington Post
May 22, 2010
The Internet has turned shopping into an increasingly solitary experience, allowing consumers to click-to-purchase while sitting alone on their couch wearing fuzzy slippers. Part of Blippy's appeal is that it brings socializing back to shopping, expe...
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Rachel Metz, Associated Press
Feb 19, 2010
By asking what's happening or what's on our minds, Facebook and Twitter have prodded people to broadcast just about anything, from what they ate for lunch to what movie they're going to see. Now a new site wants to unearth more - by asking people to ...
Chloe Albanesius, PC Magazine
Sep 1, 2009
The Internet is many things to many people. Some use it for entertainment, others for information, and some even to find true love. But in the grips of an economic recession, an increasing number of people are using the Web for help and support. That...
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Cecily Hall, Women’s Wear Daily
Aug 19, 2009
A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project said 69 percent of adults in the U.S. have logged onto the Web for information about bargains, jobs, housing and government benefits, among other things.
Ten years ago,...
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Douglas MacMillan, Business Week
May 22, 2009
Use of online classified ads is surging, thanks mainly to Craigslist. Almost half of all adults who use the Internet in the U.S. now rely on classified sites, according to a study released May 22 by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. That numb...
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of Americans ages 16 and older have visited a library or bookmobile in person.
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.