New Research from EU Kids Online: Social... →
A new short report from the LSE’s “EU Kids Online” project explores how children in the EU use social networking sites, including what privacy settings they use and how their parents attempt to regulate their social media use. Click here to download a PDF of the report.
In the news: Digital Media Could Make Or Break... →
Internet activism has always been a medium of inclusiveness — Twitter and YouTube rather than either/or. And this time around, there will be even more new technologies no presidential candidate has used before, such as canvassing apps for the iPhone and iPad, or location-targeting technologies for field organizers. At the same time, classic sites like Facebook and Google have new ...
It worries me that people are so eager to promote a sensational headline. The...– Associate Director Susannah Fox, quoted in a recent piece on questionable social media statistics.
In the news: Are online photos the new digital...
More than half of people online have uploaded photos to be shared with others, according to a study from the Pew Research Center for a report that hasn’t yet been published. It was 55% in November, up from 46% in July 2008, Pew’s studies found. Previously, the Pew Internet Project hadn’t studied photo sharing as closely as status updates and blogs, said Lee Rainie, the project’s ...
Survey resource: Health Survey Questionnaires,...
by Susannah Fox For many years I have kept a personal archive of every health-related survey question the Pew Internet Project has fielded, dating back to our first health survey in 2000. I have shared it with colleagues and fellow researchers, but realized today that of course I should just post it online. Download the PDF: Pew Internet health surveys 2000-10 If you would like a Word...
How Baby Boomers Are Embracing Digital Media →
“The Boomer generation isn’t just big — it’s made up of people who think and act differently than previous generations. As Boomers confront “old age,” they will certainly defy what we think it means to “get old.” It will challenge us to rethink how we use the web and how we engage older people with newer technologies.” Jamie Carracher at Mashable uses our data in his post...
Libraries and the New Community Information Ecology In this 25-minute discussion (via Skype), Pew Internet Director Lee Raine talks with Journalism That Matters’ Bill Densmore about how libraries can adjust and thrive in the new media ecosystem. This video was presented at Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy & American Libraries on April 7, 2011. Further Reading Report: How the...
28% of online adults used the internet to research... →
Source: The Internet and Campaign 2010, by Aaron Smith (2011), based on Pew Internet November 2010 survey
Commentary: Peer-to-peer healthcare on NPR
by Susannah Fox To me, there are two types of breaking news in health care: the macro and the micro. Macro health news breaks when there is a natural disaster, a scientific breakthrough, or a new twist in a policy debate (see: “ACOs”). I read up on the facts and try to make sense of the latest turn of events, but usually from a comfortable distance. Micro health news breaks when a...