All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pew Internet’

15% of American Adults Don’t Use the Internet – And Most of Them Never Will

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 their home. Of those 15% who do not use the internet, few of them ever expect to start. A full …

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Old People Climbing Aboard The Good Ship Facebook

It’s a well-known fact that young people love social media. Love might not be a strong enough word – maybe “depends on” or “require” would better describe the way my generation sees services like Twitter and Facebook. Many studies have found an addictive quality to social media the cause teens to exhibit emotional withdrawal. As part of a well-publicized study, …

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Email is Part of the Internet’s Backbone

Earlier, we looked at some research from Pew Research Center’s American Life Project about social network usage. The main finding was that half of all U.S. adults use social networks, with 65% of adult Internet users. We exchanged some dialog about the report, including some comparison in email usage, with a couple of their researchers. “Social networking site use has …

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Half of All U.S. Adults Use Social Networks, according to Report

Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project has put out a new report looking at stats on social networking usage. “For the first time in our surveys, social networking use has reached 50% for all adults and 65% for adult internet users,” Senior Research Specialist Mary Madden tells WebProNews. “Among the Boomer-aged segment of internet users ages 50-64, SNS …

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Email is Still King of the Internet

A new report out from Pew Internet says that based on a survey from May, search and email are the top two activities online adults engage in on the web. The number is 92% for both. 59% used search on a typical day. 61% use email on an average day, however. “Since the Pew Internet Project began measuring adults’ online …

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Facebook Users Have More Intimate Friendships, Are More Trusting

Remember that old line about Facebook allowing you to have a thousand friends that you’ve never met? Turns out that’s not really the case at all. According to a new Pew Internet study called “Social Networking Site and Our Lives,” Facebook actually helps to strengthen relationships rather than undermine them. The Pew study looked at the way Facebook and other …

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Who is Using Twitter?

Pew Internet has released some new research on the use of Twitter, based on “just-collected’ survey data. The research finds that 13% of adult Internet users have used Twitter (up from 8% in November 2010). The report digs into who exactly is using Twitter, demographic wise: Pew does say that Twitter use is spreading to a wider range of ages, …

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Pew Finds 65% Of Net Users Have Paid For Online Content

When it comes to paying for online content, there are lots of outlooks.  Some people subscribe to multiple news sites and spend hours on iTunes every week.  Others set the Pirate Bay as their homepage.  Now, following a study, Pew’s claimed that 65 percent of Internet users have paid for digital content at some point.

Note that the past tense definitely applies here; Pew’s question included the phrase "if you have ever paid," so it’s hard to draw conclusions about future or even current spending patterns.

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Report: 6% of American Adults Using Twitter

Twitter mentioned in a blog post about how its Trending Topics work that its users are sending over 95 million tweets a day. A report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project reveals some more interesting information about Twitter usage in America. 

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Twitter is for Old People?

I heard a story on NPR yesterday where they talked to kids about social networks. The popular opinion (at least among the kids talked to for the piece) was that Facebook was "in" and Twitter was for old people.

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Pew: Internet Helps Make Some Families Closer

For years, the Internet lifestyle has been blamed for detrimental effects on personal and family life: bloggers dropping dead from heart attacks; vacation and leisure time diminished because of employees always being connected to work; less physical activity; and disconnectedness among family members at home.

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Pew Report Puts Search Engine Use Up

Want to feel absolutely cutting-edge?  Then here’s an interesting finding for you: Pew Internet reports that just 49 percent of Internet users perform a search on a typical day.  What’s more: this number represents "a new high."

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