Pew Articles

10 Reasons Print’s Not Dead

A couple of print publications struggle within their field and suddenly the blogosphere is singing the dirge for newspapers. But I think it’s too soon to for the tree population to start celebrating the death of an institution.

WiFi Users Online More

Those busy folks over at the Pew Internet and American Life Project have released a study showing that people with WiFi access tend to spend more time online than those tethered to a hard-wired connection.

Thirty-four percent of Interet users have gone online using WiFi, with most of them using hotspots away from home or work. Details here.

From a communications standpoint, the first implication that leaps to mind is the potential for internal communications.

Teens Savvy On Social Networking Sites

Social networking sites have generated controversy and concern for many parents and teachers. Just who is your teen chatting with on MySpace? Is it a friend from school or some dirty old man down the street pretending to be someone else?

Opening The Door To Online House Hunting

When it comes to looking for a new place to live more people are turning to online resources to find what they are looking for. In August, 2006 51 percent of all Internet users had taken a virtual tour of real estate property according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Podcast Audience Increasing

The audience for podcasts may be small but there are signs of growth. A report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, says that 12 percent of Internet users have downloaded a podcast so they listen to it or watch it at a later time.

Online Career Sites Remain Popular

The Internet plays a key role in many peoples lives. It can entertain and educate. It has also changed the landscape for both job seekers and employers. In October of this year there were 2.5 million new postings for available positions on job search sites or in online newspapers according to the Conference Board. The number marks a 28 percent increase from a year ago.

Streaming Could Cure Podcasting Blues

Those figures from Pew about podcast listenership told a grim tale, with only one percent of those surveyed actually downloading one each day; the cure could be in the form of streaming, which your elders might call ‘broadcasting’ since it works the same way.

Science And The Internet

The Internet is widely used by 40 million Americans as a resource for science information according to the Pew Internet Project. 87% of users have at one time used the Internet for research relating to a scientific topic.

Searchers Rarely Vet Online Health Sources

Can there be an online placebo effect, or is the health information online just really that good? That could be investigated, but it seems the average online health information seeker wouldn’t go so far as to find out.

Pew: Web 2.0 Is Web 1.0

Pew Internet and American Life Project released a six-page analysis of Web 2.0, attempting to define, exactly, what types of Internet applications the phrase covers. The end result: like porn, we know Web 2.0 when we see it; and Web 2.0 has been here since Web 1.0.

Pew: The Internet Will Eat You

With bated breath, we waited two full months for Pew Internet’s latest insight into the online community. Finally, Pew slapped the Web with a 115-page glimpse into the future confirming what Hollywood’s been telling us for the past 20 years: we’re all screwed.

Britons’ Blogging Activities

Does anyone know of any recent stats on blog usage in Europe? I asked on Wednesday following the release of such stats for the US by the Pew Internet project.

Still Not Sure About Corporate Blogging?

39 percent – 57 million adults in the US – now read blogs.

The Landscape of the Blogosphere

The Pew Internet & American Life Project released a new survey that looks at the landscape of the blogosphere.

Latest Blog Trends from Pew Internet

It’s stats time again regarding blogging. Reuters is reporting new findings released today by the Pew Internet and American Life Project on Americans’ activities with blogs that indicate a number of interesting things.

Pew Survey On Online Banking

In a report titled “Online Banking 2006: Surfing to the Bank,” the Pew Research Center declared that the number of Internet users who bank online is on the rise. Unfortunately, their most recent in-house data appears to be from December of 2005.

Edge PR

A recent Pew survey reports:

Blame Broadband For User-Generated Content

Faster Internet connections to the home have enabled more people to post a variety of content online.

Growing Up Wired; E-biz Looks Younger

It won’t be long until the average Internet user isn’t so average. As teenagers, a demographic that has little or no memory of life before the Web, grow into adults, the world of e-commerce will expand to levels heretofore unrealized (or dreamed).

Podcasting – Is Anybody Really Listening?

Is it me, or is everyone podcasting these days?

Blog Measurement Needs Standards

New data from Gallup notes that one in five Americans say they consult blogs “frequently” or at least “occasionally.”