Our friends at Pew Research’s Journalism Project have released a mega new study today. Who do you trust? When it comes to media, that depends on your politics. Liberals and conservatives turn to strikingly different sources.

pewresearch:

What’s most important for getting ahead?

How important do you think “being lucky” is to get ahead in life? Take this quiz, then compare what you think it takes to get ahead vs. what the rest of the world thinks.

pewresearch:

What’s most important for getting ahead?

How important do you think “being lucky” is to get ahead in life? Take this quiz, then compare what you think it takes to get ahead vs. what the rest of the world thinks.

Interesting new essay from Brookings.

Karen Landis, user experience team leader for Belk.com, says the gigabit age will redefine what a “thought” actually is.
Good thing or bad thing?

Karen Landis, user experience team leader for Belk.com, says the gigabit age will redefine what a “thought” actually is.

Good thing or bad thing?

"People will regain the use of their thumbs for other purposes, as they experience the electronic co-presence of their family, friends, co-workers, boss, merchants, advertisers, spammers, stalkers, and government surveillance personnel."

Judith Perrolle, a professor at Northeastern University, on the future of killer apps in the gigabit age.

More: “The Internet of Things will take an ugly turn as hackers, cyber security swat teams, advertisers, and terrorists run amok through citizens’ and nations’ refrigerators, heating systems, power grids, and pacemakers. A sub-specialty of lawyers will arise to deal with Internet-connected objects’ product liability, in turn giving rise to laws absolving manufacturers of fault.”

Even more …

New report: The age of gigabit connectivity is dawning. How will it change our lives and societies? Experts weigh in.

The Pew Research Center and the Internet Innovation Alliance are hosting an event on Thursday morning (10 a.m. – noon) to showcase new findings from a canvassing of experts about the coming “gigabit age” and the “killer apps” that are likely to emerge. Come! Be sure to RSVP here.

Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news by taking our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,002 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted September 25-28 by the Pew Research Center.

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fastcompany:

Police departments are using GPS trackers to try and stop abusers from killing their current or former partners. But the technology won’t do it alone.
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More on the future of wearables

fastcompany:

Police departments are using GPS trackers to try and stop abusers from killing their current or former partners. But the technology won’t do it alone.

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More on the future of wearables

discoverynews:

How Fast Are You Moving Through The Universe?

webbys:

theparisreview:

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An analysis of the GIF, the Internet’s most divisive image-file format: “Created in 1987 by the digital communications company CompuServe, the GIF was originally designed for speedy transfer across pre–World Wide Web Internet networks … GIFs are chiefly agents of pleasure within a sensibility…

And…it’s pronounced JIF

pewresearch:

Will Today’s Never-Married Adults Eventually Marry?
ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

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Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

Agree or disagree:
There is a lot of useful, important information that is NOT available on the internet.
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Agree or disagree:

There is a lot of useful, important information that is NOT available on the internet.

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rnoscustommetal said: How does one go about being a part of the surveys you conduct?

pewresearch:

Hi there, 

Thanks for your question! It’s a good one. Our polls are nationwide telephone polls (landline and cellphone) and are a random sample, so we are not able to take volunteers to be polled. You have roughly the same chance of being called as anyone else living in the United States who has a telephone.

You can read more about how we conduct polls here - and see our list of FAQs.