All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pew’

Only 3% Exclusively Live-Streamed the Presidential Debate

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 of those surveyed in a recent Pew Research poll, 56% said that they watched the first debate between President Obama …

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Over Half of Online Adults Post Pictures and Videos

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 photos or videos online. That means interacting visually with networks like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram. Pew breaks down these …

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Democrats More Likely to Use Facebook for Political Purposes

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 new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, Democrats are much more likely to use social networking sites …

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Mitt Romney in One Word: “Unicorn” Suspiciously Absent from the List

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 Pew Research poll that looks to determine how Romney’s image is changing over time. Here’s what Pew had to say …

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National Taxpayers Union Says Americans Oppose Search Engine Regulation

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.

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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, what’s more startling, fewer young people are turning to the Internet as a source for campaign news than did in …

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Your Facebook Friends Have More Friends Than You

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 their friends than they give to their friends.” Wait, wouldn’t the interaction between people on Facebook be reciprocal? How does …

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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 by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Projects conducted over the Christmas shopping season that looked at how Americans …

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