Pew Internet

Aug 01

6 new facts about Facebook -

Here are 6 facts about Facebook to tide you over while you anxiously await its return.

Jul 31

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Jul 30

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of U.S. newspapers had at least one woman in their top three editing positions in 2013, according to the new annual census from the American Society of News Editors (ASNE).
The overall count of full-time daily newspaper staffers dropped to about 36,700 from about 38,000 last year — down about 3%.
More in a new Fact Tank post.

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of U.S. newspapers had at least one woman in their top three editing positions in 2013, according to the new annual census from the American Society of News Editors (ASNE).

The overall count of full-time daily newspaper staffers dropped to about 36,700 from about 38,000 last year — down about 3%.

More in a new Fact Tank post.

Jul 28

“Many of the evolutionary advantages in the future will be to people who don’t necessarily have lots of facts in their head but have a lot of capacity to do critical thinking and are discerning searchers. They can figure out relatively quickly and well the difference between highly credible information and highly suspect information.” — Our director Lee Rainie, on Brains, Automation, and the Internet.

Jul 25

How Has the Internet Worked Out So Far? -

The question of the day.

“By 2025, we should have around 8.1 billion people online. Just imagine all those billions of people and ideas sharing and collaborating. Please don’t let me get hit by a bus. I want to live to experience this period which people will later call the Age of Collaboration.” —

Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, host of the AOL series “The Future Starts Here” and founder of The Webby Awards, on what the future of the internet holds.

Friday thought of the day: What does the future hold for creativity/innovation?

Jul 24

In light of Twitter’s diversity report release yesterday, a look at our latest demographic breakdown of those who use the social networking site.
More: Ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet?

In light of Twitter’s diversity report release yesterday, a look at our latest demographic breakdown of those who use the social networking site.

More: Ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet?

Jul 23

pewresearch:

A new survey of 1,300 local television news directors produced by RTDNA and Hofstra University paints a mixed picture of the staffing and spending patterns in local television news. 

pewresearch:

new survey of 1,300 local television news directors produced by RTDNA and Hofstra University paints a mixed picture of the staffing and spending patterns in local television news. 

npr:

"A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone" via Molly Roberts
Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won’t get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.
Image: iStockphoto

Access to digital accounts after death varies state to state: http://pewrsr.ch/1myyCHA

npr:

"A Plan To Untangle Our Digital Lives After We’re Gone" via Molly Roberts

Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won’t get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.

Image: iStockphoto

Access to digital accounts after death varies state to state: http://pewrsr.ch/1myyCHA

Jul 21

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Jul 18

explore-blog:

22 years ago today, the first photo was uploaded to the web – and it was of an all-girl science rock band from CERN, signing about colliders, quarks, and antimatter.
Oh, and they were actually really, really good.

Want more WWW history? Check out our Web history timeline.

explore-blog:

22 years ago today, the first photo was uploaded to the web – and it was of an all-girl science rock band from CERN, signing about colliders, quarks, and antimatter.

Oh, and they were actually really, really good.

Want more WWW history? Check out our Web history timeline.

(Source: explore-blog)

Jul 17

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Jul 15

In 37 of the 44 countries surveyed in 2014 by the Pew Research Center, half or more of the public disapproves of American drone strikes. Israel (65%), Kenya (53%) and the U.S. (52%) are the only countries where at least half back the use of drones against suspected terrorists.
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In 37 of the 44 countries surveyed in 2014 by the Pew Research Center, half or more of the public disapproves of American drone strikes. Israel (65%), Kenya (53%) and the U.S. (52%) are the only countries where at least half back the use of drones against suspected terrorists.

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4 states account for half of the nation’s wiretapping activity, according to a new report from the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. The report found that the wiretaps led to 3,744 persons arrested in 2013.
Read more in this state-by-state analysis of where the U.S. wiretap hotspots are

4 states account for half of the nation’s wiretapping activity, according to a new report from the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts. The report found that the wiretaps led to 3,744 persons arrested in 2013.

Read more in this state-by-state analysis of where the U.S. wiretap hotspots are

Jul 14

A number of the experts canvassed in our most recent survey on the future of the internet say they expect that if corporations are permitted to operate differentiated services online it will lead to such threats as the blocking of some content, the favoring of some content over other material, and monopoly-style pricing.
FCC Special Counsel for External Affairs Gigi Sohn is currently taking questions via Twitter about The FCC’s net neutrality proceeding. Follow along with #netneutrality.

A number of the experts canvassed in our most recent survey on the future of the internet say they expect that if corporations are permitted to operate differentiated services online it will lead to such threats as the blocking of some content, the favoring of some content over other material, and monopoly-style pricing.

FCC Special Counsel for External Affairs Gigi Sohn is currently taking questions via Twitter about The FCC’s net neutrality proceeding. Follow along with #netneutrality.