Pew Internet

Sep 02

“I don’t think the human race can retire en masse by 2025.” — Fred Baker on the future of AI, robotics, and jobs.

Aug 28

Question

If you think your Facebook friends or Twitter followers disagree with you on a certain topic, will you shy away from posting about it? pewrsr.ch/1qhtRBP

Aug 26

If the topic of the government surveillance programs came up in these settings, how willing would you be to join in the conversation?
At a family dinner
At a restaurant with friends
At a community meeting
At work
On Facebook
On Twitter
Our case study on the Snowden-NSA revelations found people were less likely to discuss the story on social media than they were in person. And if they thought their friends and followers disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issue at all.
How willing would you be to discuss Snowden-NSA in these settings?

If the topic of the government surveillance programs came up in these settings, how willing would you be to join in the conversation?

Our case study on the Snowden-NSA revelations found people were less likely to discuss the story on social media than they were in person. And if they thought their friends and followers disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issue at all.

How willing would you be to discuss Snowden-NSA in these settings?

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Aug 18

The same % of the public is following Ferguson as the news of Robin Williams’ death.
(From a new report on reactions to Ferguson police shooting)

The same % of the public is following Ferguson as the news of Robin Williams’ death.

(From a new report on reactions to Ferguson police shooting)

Aug 15

What jobs are most and least susceptible to automation?
Most susceptible: Proofreaders, meter readers, butchers.Least susceptible: Athletes, firefighters, railroad conductors.
As machines take on more human work, what’s left for us? We discuss.

What jobs are most and least susceptible to automation?

Most susceptible: Proofreaders, meter readers, butchers.
Least susceptible: Athletes, firefighters, railroad conductors.

As machines take on more human work, what’s left for us? We discuss.

Aug 14

pewresearch:

After years of grim news for the news industry marked by seemingly endless rounds of staff cutbacks, it’s not unusual for those thinking about a career in journalism or veterans trying to find a new job to look at options in related fields. One field outpacing journalism both in sheer numbers and in salary growth is public relations.

pewresearch:

After years of grim news for the news industry marked by seemingly endless rounds of staff cutbacks, it’s not unusual for those thinking about a career in journalism or veterans trying to find a new job to look at options in related fields. One field outpacing journalism both in sheer numbers and in salary growth is public relations.

In light of the Ferguson happenings, here’s a look at how news breaks and conversations spread on Twitter.
More — 8 key takeaways about social media and the news. Half of Facebook and Twitter users get news on those sites as do 62% of reddit users. 

In light of the Ferguson happenings, here’s a look at how news breaks and conversations spread on Twitter.

More — 8 key takeaways about social media and the news. Half of Facebook and Twitter users get news on those sites as do 62% of reddit users. 

Aug 13

Reshaping the workplace: Tech-related jobs that didn’t exist (officially, at least) 15 years ago -

We compared the 2013 occupations list with the one for 1999, the earliest with a similar structure. While most of the 800 or so jobs were unchanged, there were some notable differences showing how new technologies already are affecting employment.

More on the future of AI/robotics

More on the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web

Aug 11

Did you catch our recent report on robotics, AI and the future of jobs?

Did you catch our recent report on robotics, AI and the future of jobs?

15 predictions about digital life in 2025 -

Aug 07

Dig into our new report on robotics, AI and the future of jobs. 

Dig into our new report on robotics, AI and the future of jobs.