Facebook is the News, in 2 ChartsFacebook dwarfs all other social news distribution outlets, even Twitter.
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One of the most highly valued library services in our new survey: Having a quiet, safe place.
What’s most important to you in your library?
28% of smatphone owners use Instagram. Important context regarding new "Instagram Direct" feature: Creators, Curators, Instagram, and Snapchat
If your local library closed, what impact would it have on your family and your community?
BRAND NEW REPORT out today finds thatAmericans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life.54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.”
Absolutely brilliant cartoon by Randy Glasbergen, explaining in modern terms why we have books.
And this is why we study libraries in the digital age at Pew Internet! http://libraries.pewinternet.org/
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What happens to your digital life after death? -
It’s a question not many consider given how embedded the internet is in their lives. The typical web user has 25 online accounts, ranging from email to social media profiles and bank accounts, according to a 2007 study from Microsoft. But families, companies and legislators are just starting to sort out who owns and has access to these accounts after someone has died.
7 things to know about offline Americans -
The Pew Research Center recently reported that 15% of American adults are not internet users. Here are some lesser-known things that we found when in exploring offline Americans and their lives.
Good morning and welcome back, if you’ve been gone on a turkey hiatus. Here are 7 things to know about offline Americans: http://pewrsr.ch/198XKbV
A demographic portrait of the 3% of U.S. adults living with cancer.
What do you think is important for good quality of life in older age?
Can you say #dataviz?
Our Fact Tank’s chart of the week shows how Americans migrate between U.S. states. Chris Walker, an independent data journalist and visualization blogger, came up with this compelling interactive graphic.
Click the image to go to the interactive version to maximize your understanding of Americans on the move.
Mashable welcomes Jeff Petriello and Annie Park, the dyanmic duo comprising our new vine team. Stay tuned for some incredibly creative storytelling from these two!
The State of Digital Divides (video & slides) -
Who has & doesn’t have access to internet, broadband, & cell phones? Lee Rainie presents: The State of Digital Divides