All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pew’

Do You Google Yourself? If So, You’re in the Majority

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 – or “Googling” themselves. It’s 56% to be exact – which is actually down a percent from 2009. But it’s up …

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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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15% of Americans Don’t Use the Internet

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 you, it’s inconceivable that in this day and age, there are people who don’t use the internet for these things. …

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Twitter Use Up 125% from 2010 among American Adults

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 to Pew, 18% of American adults are now using Twitter – up from just 8% back in the Fall of …

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Six Percent Of American Adults Use Reddit, Shows Study

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 the first from Pew to specifically look into Reddit. The results of the study won’t exactly surprise you if you …

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Pew: The Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones

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 smartphone. 56%, in fact. That’s quite the milestone. Here’s how Pew explains it: 55% of cell phone owners say that …

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Twitter Isn’t Really a Great Representation of ‘The Public’

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 public sentiment. In the study, Pew looked at eight different major news events over the past year. They compared each …

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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 Facebook’s user base. Stats are weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies, Pew says. According to the survey, one in four …

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American Texters Send and Receive Over 41 Texts Every Day on Average

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 away at that keyboard. That’s not my opinion – I’m just imagining that’s what heavy texters would say… Anyway, motivations …

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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 is was national organizations posting information about the storm, or users uploading their own photos of the storm’s progression and …

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The Electorate Isn’t Completely Uninformed, and We Can Give Some Credit to Facebook

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 on their mascots. While there is plenty of evidence to suggest that they may be correct, a new study from …

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Two out of Three Social Media Users Let Their Political Flag Fly

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 thanks to a study from Pew Research’s Internet and American Life Project, which asked voting age adults about their online …

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