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

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

By Josh Wolford March 5, 2014

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, …

Online Dating, Ex-Stalking on the Rise Says Pew Online Dating, Ex-Stalking on the Rise Says Pew
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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 …

More Than One Third of Americans Own a Tablet 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 …

Google Yourself? If So, You're in the Majority Google Yourself? If So, You're in the Majority
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If you say that you never give in to temptation and Google yourself, well, there’s a pretty strong chance that you’re lying. According to new research from Pew, a majority of American adults admit to looking themselves up online – …

15% of American Adults Don't Use the Internet 15% of American Adults Don't Use the Internet
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A new survey out this week from the Pew Research Center found that 15% of American adults (age 18 and older) do not use the internet or email. At all. A further 9% use the internet only in places outside …

15% of Americans Don’t Use the Internet 15% of Americans Don’t Use the Internet
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You’re reading this article. You probably checked your email at some point this morning. You also posted a Facebook update, checked your Twitter feed, or scrolled over reddit too. I know you did – I won’t tell your boss. To …

Twitter Use Up 125% from 2010 among American Adults Twitter Use Up 125% from 2010 among American Adults
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The last three years have seen a surge in Twitter use among American adults. That’s the latest finding from Pew’s Internet & American Life project, who measured Twitter use among those aged 18+ in their new social media study. According …

Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit
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Reddit is huge. Need proof? How about a recent Pew study that said 6 percent of all online American adults use the site. The study, which was published today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, is …

Pew: The Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones Pew: The Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones
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For the first time ever, Pew Research Center can say that the majority of American adults own smartphones. Not the majority of American adult cellphone owners, mind you. They mean that the majority of all American adults now have a …

Twitter Isn't a Great Representation of "The Public' Twitter Isn't a Great Representation of "The Public'
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If you’re on Twitter, you know that users there have some pretty strong opinions on what’s currently going on in the world. But a new study from Pew calls into question the reliability of Twitter as a true gauge for …

Pew: 1 In 4 Plan To Cut Back On Facebook Use In 2013 Pew: 1 In 4 Plan To Cut Back On Facebook Use In 2013

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has released some findings from a survey about American Facebook users. The data comes from just over 1,000 adults in the continental U.S. via telephone interviews, so that’s roughly a millionth of …

American Texters See Over 41 Texts Per Day American Texters See Over 41 Texts Per Day

Pew Research just looked into the texting habits of American adults and surprise: people like to text. What’s not to love, right? The fact that you don’t have to actually speak to another human being is reason enough to peck …

About 60% of Hurricane Sandy Tweets Were Informative About 60% of Hurricane Sandy Tweets Were Informative

Although we’ve seen that social media users can easily fall victim to hoax photos and hoax news stories, I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that Twitter is an important firehose for real-time information during times of crisis. Whether …

Study Finds Voters Turning to Online Political Video Study Finds Voters Turning to Online Political Video

The pessimist inside every participating member of a democracy thinks that the electorate is full of completely uniformed voters who will pick candidates based on their tie color, much like a disinterested sports follower will pick March Madness teams based …

66% of Social Media Users Let The Political Flag Fly 66% of Social Media Users Let The Political Flag Fly
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While we can’t comment on the veracity, tactfulness, or true motivations behind any of it, we can report that a majority of social media users are using it to engage politically – in some fashion. We can tell you that …

3% Exclusively Live-Streamed the Presidential Debate 3% Exclusively Live-Streamed the Presidential Debate
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Despite the fact that the first Presidential debate was available to be streamed live, for free, on YouTube (and other outlets), only a small fraction of American chose to watch the contest live on their computer or mobile device. Out …

Over Half of Online Adults Post Pictures and Videos Over Half of Online Adults Post Pictures and Videos
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Pew Research says that photos and videos have become “key social currencies,” and they have some new figures to back that up. According to a recent report from their Internet & American Life Project, 56% of adult internet users posts …