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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 …

Democrats More Likely to Use Facebook for Political Purposes Democrats More Likely to Use Facebook for Political Purposes
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There are plenty of issues that separate the Democratic and Republican parties – abortion rights, taxes, and marriage equality, just to name a few. But there’s apparently another arena where the two parties differ – social media. According to a …

Mitt Romney in One Word: “Unicorn” Suspiciously Absent from the List
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If you could only use one word to describe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, what would it be? Ok, do you have it? Good. If the word you’re thinking of is negative, you side with the majority in a new …

National Taxpayers Union Says Americans Oppose Search Engine Regulation National Taxpayers Union Says Americans Oppose Search Engine Regulation
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The debate surrounding search engines and regulation only seems to be increasing with recent developments. Various privacy and consumer groups have encouraged the government to intervene claiming that consumers need to be protected. Although some investigations are pending, the feds have not stepped in with any action yet.

Twitter, Facebook Play ‘Modest Roles’ As Sources For Campaign News

Any estimations about how strongly the Internet would influence election results this year might have been greatly exaggerated, according to a new Pew study. As it turns out, only 25% of Americans are getting campaign news from the Internet and, …

Your Facebook Friends Have More Friends Than You Your Facebook Friends Have More Friends Than You
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Pew has completed yet another study on the every-interesting creature that is Facebook and guess what – you’re a selfish Facebook user. Well, that’s not patently true, but the study did find that the average Facebook user “gets more from …

Most People Can’t Shop Without Their Mobile Phones Most People Can’t Shop Without Their Mobile Phones

With every new study conducted on how people have integrated mobile devices into their everyday life, imagining a life without smartphones increasingly sounds like a return to a hunter-gatherer society. Solidifying that presumption are some conclusions from a new study …

Study: Internet Top Info Resource For Local Restaurants, Business Study: Internet Top Info Resource For Local Restaurants, Business
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A new Pew Study has found that people rely on the Internet more than any other resource to get information about local businesses and restaurants. The results come from data that was gathered earlier this year from a sample of …

Pew Study: Internet Is Fun, Most Adults Say Pew Study: Internet Is Fun, Most Adults Say

Internet junkies, sleep soundly tonight and know that are not alone: a new Pew Internet study shows that 58% of adults in the United States now turn to the Internet as a way to kill some time or simply get …

Location-Based Services Used by 28% of Adults Location-Based Services Used by 28% of Adults

Pew Internet has released new data about American adults who use location-based services. “We find that 28% of adults use at least one of the key location-service opportunities that exist in mobile and social media spaces and by far the …

Google+ Dominated The Twitterverse Last Week Google+ Dominated The Twitterverse Last Week
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Here at WebProNews we have been talking about Google’s new social network quite a bit. And it looks as though we’re not the only ones that are interested in Google+. Apparently, the country is just a-twittered about it. Pew Research’s …

E-Reader Ownership Surges, Tablets Not So Much E-Reader Ownership Surges, Tablets Not So Much

Americans are embracing the pageless book. At least that’s the impression taken from a Pew Internet study of United States adults. Pew looked at over 2,200 Americans aged 18 and over and found that e-reader use is on a sharp …

Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites Drudge Report Sends More Traffic Than Facebook or Twitter to Some News Sites

Clearly, there’s a great deal to be said for news curation. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is sharing some fascinating findings about web news consumption, through a study of audience stats provided by Nielsen. The study …

Internet Playing Bigger Role In American Politics
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Nearly three-quarters (73%) of American Internet users went online in 2010 for news or information about the midterm elections or to communicate with others about the campaigns, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. …

Mobile Devices Driving Local News Consumption
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Nearly half of all American adults (47%) get at least some local news and information on their cellphone or tablet computer, according to a new report. These findings come from a survey of 2,251 conducted in January by the Pew …

Pew Predicts Cloud Computing Dominance By 2020

The term "cloud computing" might well be shortened to just "computing" by the time 2020 rolls around.  The results of Pew’s latest study show that a significant majority of Internet experts believe cloud computing will represent the main way in which people will interact with software at that point.

Sexting Most Common Among Older Teens
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New research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that 4 percent of cell phone owners ages 12 to 17 have sent sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images of themselves to someone else on a cell phone.

Pew found 15 percent of teens that age have received this kind of image of someone they know personally on their cell phone. Sexting was most common among older teens with 8 percent of 17-year-old cell-owners saying they have sent suggestive images of themselves by text while only 4 percent of 12-year-olds have.

Pew: Technology Hasn’t Made Us Hermits

Good news, people: according to the latest info from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, we’re not turning into a bunch of grouches who want to do little besides stare at computer screens.  As it took statistics dating back to 1985 into account, Pew even found a couple of instances in which technology seems to have made folks more sociable over the years.

Internet Major Resource For Political News

More than half of Americans used the Internet as a political resource during the 2008 election, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Some 55 percent of adults and 74 percent of all Internet users went online for news and information about the election or to communicate with others about the race.

Nearly half (45%) of Americans watched online videos related to politics or the election. Young adults led the way in their online video consumption, with close to half of all 18-29 year olds watching online political videos.

Online Journalists Optimistic About Future

Online journalists are more optimistic about the future of their profession than those who work in traditional media, according to a new survey by the Online News Association and the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

A majority of those surveyed (57%) say the Internet is " changing the fundamental values of journalism." The biggest changes, the respondents said, were a loosening of standards (45%), more outside voices (31%) and an increased emphasis on speed (25%).

Interesting Statistics Of Who Is Using Twitter

Speaking of gold mines, Twitter is sitting on a huge one–if it could just figure out how to refine it into something we’d buy.