All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pew Research’

Majority Of Americans Don’t Like What The NSA Is Doing

Since June of last year, Americans have learned more and more about the secret practices employed by the NSA due to leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. During that time, countless polls have been conducted as a way to see how Americans feel about the NSA’s spy tactics. While a large number of Americans don’t like what the agency …

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Teens Are Increasingly Turning To Smartphones For Their Internet Fix

Kids these days take the Internet for granted. When I was their age, I had to wait my turn to use the family desktop in the kitchen. Even then, it was on a painfully slow 56k dial-up connection. The accelerated spread of smartphone use among teenagers will ensure that they never have to experience true hardship like I did. The …

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22% of U.S. Adults Own a Tablet Device

The iPad ushered in the new age of tablet computing in the spring of 2010. In the two-and-a-half years since, the market for tablets has exploded, as if people were just waiting for such a device to offered. There are currently no signs that this trend is going to slow. In fact, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in …

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Twitter Daily Use Surges to 8%, up from 2% in 2010 [Pew Internet Study]

Pew Internet Research just released the findings of their study on Twitter, and how people are assimilating the social platform into their lives. Looking back at 2011, then at February of this year, Twitter’s adoption numbers remain similar, with 13% in 2011 and 15% this year. What has changed is the number of people who have decided to make Twitter …

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How The Public Views Personalized Search Engines

Google has been in the news a lot lately for their new privacy policy. They claim that their new method for collecting and using data will make our experience with their search engine better, but many of us are concerned about how our information will be exploited. Pew Internet Research has just released the results of a 2012 poll aimed …

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Smartphones Continue To Grow In Popularity

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that smartphones continue to grow in popularity. A new study by Pew research reveals the ownership trends in different demographics. Overall American ownership of smartphones stands at 46%. Interestingly, this number is larger than the number of adults who own cell phones that aren’t smart phones, which is currently at only 41%. Men …

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