Have you ever uninstalled or avoided an app due to concerns about too much personal information being shared? More than half of app users have.
- 54% of app users have decided to not install a cell phone app once they discovered how much personal information they would need to share in order to use it
- 30% of app users have uninstalled an app that was already on their cell phone because they learned it was collecting personal information that they didn’t wish to share
In addition, nearly one third of cell owners have had their cell phone lost or stolen (particularly those ages 18-24), while 1 in 10 have had someone access their phone in a way that they felt invaded their privacy.
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The Pew Internet & American Life Project (that’s us!) is looking for a new Web Coordinator. Here’s the basic position description:
The Web Coordinator is the staffer most immediately involved in the day-to-day operations of the Pew Internet Project’s web site and digital dissemination strategies. The Web Coordinator helps conceive and produce special web-only reports and graphics and assesses new applications to disseminate Project work to key audiences. In addition, the Web Coordinator functions as a researcher in the Project’s reports and publications, especially concentrating on graphics displays of Project data. The Web Coordinator will identify the most useful formats to share Pew Internet data and the best platforms by which to disseminate it. The Web Coordinator will work with the Project’s Associate Director for digital strategy and Administrative Manager in the technical management and strategic development of the Project’s website.
The job is a fun mix of overseeing the website, managing our social media operations, helping with reports, finding new ways to share our data with the wider world—and more! Sound like something you’d be interested in? Here’s the full position description, with more detailed responsibilities and instructions for applying. Hope to hear from you soon!
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 version, I am happy to send it to you via email (sfox [at] pewinternet.org).
Please note: this document contains only the questions, in the order and form they were asked in our phone surveys, not the results or the insights we gleaned. For survey data (the actual results) please visit the Data Tools section of our site, particularly to explore survey questions or to download data. Or read any of the 24 reports we have published on the internet’s impact on health and health care.
As always, I am interested to hear from you. Please send questions, comments, or suggestions via email or Twitter.