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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pew’

Only 60% of Parents Admit to Facebook Spying on Their Teen

In what appears to be a study conducted in a room full of liars, Pew reports that only 60% of parents admit to checking up on their teenagers via social media. That means that 40% of parents have never, ever, not even once peeked at their 14-year-old’s Facebook profile, Twitter page, Instagram profile, or anything. Even accounting for parents who …

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Email Named Most Important Tool For Work

Remember years ago when social media really started coming into its own, and people thought it might one day replace email? It didn’t take incredibly long to realize that would not be the case, especially when social networks like Facebook tried to launch its own email service (which didn’t really work out). Today it’s just as clear as ever that …

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Google-Backed SurveyMonkey Teams Up With Pew, Westat

SurveyMonkey, one of the initial companies in Google Captial’s portfolio, announced that it has teamed up with Pew Research Center and Westat to “examine non-probability sampling and potential frameworks for measurement and evaluation.” The primary focus of the collaboration, SurveyMonkey says, is to better understand non-probability research and different ways of gauging survey quality. “We’re excited to be working in …

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‘Severe’ Online Harassment Affects Nearly Half of Those Targeted

If you’re active on social media, discussion sites, or comment boards, there’s a very high probability that you’re familiar with online harassment – whether you’ve experienced it or simply witnessed it. People can be terrible, and when you give them a cloak of anonymity things become even worse. Pew Research Center has just put out their first-ever survey entirety focused …

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Driverless Cars More Popular Than Lab Meat and Brain Implants, At Least

The Pew Research Internet Project just published the results of a big survey on “science in the next 50 years,” and the general finding is that the majority of Americans think technological advancements with make life better. One area of tech progress that people still can’t seem to agree on is driverless cars, or self-driving cars, or whatever you want …

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Selfies Really Are As Mind-Numbingly Popular As You Perceive Them to Be

If you asked me, my off-the-cuff answer to “what percentage of your Facebook feed consists of selfies” would be about half. Same goes for Instagram. Turns out, that isn’t that ridiculous of a statement. People really do love their selfies, according to a new survey from Pew Research. Well, at least millennials. From Pew: “Not surprisingly, the generation that has …

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The Internet Has Been Good For Society, According to Most Americans

Pew Research has just unveiled the results of a massive survey about the internet to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web. It’s dense, and there’s a lot to comb through, but I think the question from Pew that is best suited for such a retrospective is this: “Overall, when you add up all the …

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Ebook Readers Still Love to Turn a Real Page

Ebooks still haven’t killed off print books, just in case you were wondering. Years ago, when ebooks and ereaders first began to climb in popularity, a common question was “will ebooks kill print?” Some people thought that we were on the precipice of a revolution – the freedom to never again have to comb through a dusty book in its …

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2% of Americans Think Brian Williams Is Joe Biden

Brian Williams has been the anchor of the NBC Nightly News for over 9 years – the top-rated NBC Nightly News. He was also a reporter and weekend anchor for the network for 11 years, until NBC handed him the reins following Tom Brokaw’s retirement. I think he has a pretty recognizable face – I mean, he doesn’t look the …

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Pew: Half Of U.S. Facebook Users Use It To Get News

The Pew Research Center, in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has put out a study about the role of news on Facebook, finding that about half of U.S. adult Facebook users (47%) get news from the social network. This, according to Pew, amounts to 30% of the population. The study finds that most adults in …

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Online Dating, Ex-Stalking on the Rise Says Pew

Pew has just published a pretty expansive study on “dating digitally,” where they look at shifting views on online dating and looking for love on the internet. The main takeaways are that people are more increasingly turning to online dating sites to help them find a partner, but that it’s still not a totally accepted form of matchmaking. Oh, and …

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More Than One Third of Americans Own a Tablet

The number of Americans who own tablets is rising – fast. According to a new report from Pew, 35% of Americans aged 16 and older own a tablet, up from 25% last year. Five years ago, only 5% of adults owned tablets. As you can see, e-reader ownership is also on the upswing with nearly one quarter of Americans possessing …

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