ATTN data geeks and co.: We just posted the raw data from our survey conducted for the 25th anniversary of the Web, and our survey on e-reading and gadgets. Dig in.

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Have you ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet? We’ve taken a picture of it for you.
By analyzing many thousands of Twitter conversations, we identified 6 different Twitter conversational archetypes. How are these networks forming? Which crowd do you run with? Take a look at our NEW REPORT on mapping Twitter conversations: http://pewrsr.ch/1oWq6Am

Have you ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet? We’ve taken a picture of it for you.

By analyzing many thousands of Twitter conversations, we identified 6 different Twitter conversational archetypes. How are these networks forming? Which crowd do you run with? Take a look at our NEW REPORT on mapping Twitter conversations: http://pewrsr.ch/1oWq6Am

Three Technology Revolutions: Broadband, mobile, and social

Three major technology revolutions have occurred during the period the Pew Research Center has been studying digital technology – and yet more are on the horizon.

One of our favorite parts of our new website is our key indicators section, where we provide you with frequently updated, fast stats on our top hit internet/tech topics. Snack away: http://pewrsr.ch/1m8eStP

Data for breakfast: As of September 2013, 86% of American adults use the internet.
Good morning!

Data for breakfast: As of September 2013, 86% of American adults use the internet.

Good morning!

  1. Just over half (51%) of the public now favors same-sex marriage, while 42% are opposed.
  2. A majority of Americans (52%) now favor legalizing the use of marijuana.
  3. A majority agrees the U.S. should mind its own business internationally, the highest measure in nearly a half century of polling.
  4. The share of Americans saying they do not want their own representative in Congress reelected – 38% – is at its highest point in two decades.
  5. For the first time, a majority of the public (53%) says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms.
  6. 36% of the nation’s young adults ages 18 to 31—the so-called Millennial generation— now live in their parents’ home, the highest share in at least four decades.
  7. A record 40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family.
  8. The U.S., which has a total population of 317 million, is now home to a record 40.4 million immigrants.
  9. A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts.
  10. The percentage of Americans who say the U.S. plays a more important and powerful role as a world leader than it did 10 years ago has fallen to a 40-year low of just 17%.
  11. The percentage of American Catholics calling themselves “strong” Catholics is at a four-decade low.
  12. For the first time since Pew Research Center began tracking smartphone adoption, a majority of Americans now own a smartphone of some kind.
  13. 50% of the public now cites the internet as a main source for national and international news.

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of Health Care Social Media: Health/tech expert Susannah Fox discussing the intersection of internet/tech/social media + health.

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pewresearch:

Even at a time of fragmenting media use, television remains the dominant way that Americans get news at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Nielsen data. And while the largest audiences tune into local and network broadcast news, it is national cable news that commands the most attention from its viewers.

pewresearch:

Even at a time of fragmenting media use, television remains the dominant way that Americans get news at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Nielsen data. And while the largest audiences tune into local and network broadcast news, it is national cable news that commands the most attention from its viewers.

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Here’s an online video about … online videos.

If you can’t handle the  meta-ness, check out our BRAND NEW report on the rise of online video (31% of American adults are uploading them now, up from 14% in 2009). http://pewrsr.ch/1gt5BqI

Raw data from our latest teens survey posted on our website. Have at it.

Fun with charts: We’ve added a data-heavy appendix to our latest report on libaries + the digital age, which includes generational breakdowns. Dive in and splash around. http://pewrsr.ch/12z3uZo

Here at Pew Research, we are both a mirror and a window on the world. How can we be even more useful to you? Read this brief post from our own Susannah Fox, then let us know:

  • How were you first introduced to the Pew Research Center?
  • If you follow @SusannahFox, @pewinternet, @pewresearch, or any other Pew Research staffer on Twitter, what do you find useful about those feeds?
  • Do you share our research with other people? If so, how?
  • What would you like to see more of in the future, in terms of dissemination? Videos, e-books, infographics, an API for our aggregated survey data?
Here’s your Friday morning data dump: New gadget ownership numbers.
As of December 2012, 87% of American adults have a cell phone, and 45% have a smartphone. As of January 2013, 26% of American adults own an e-book reader, and 31% own a tablet computer.
More: http://www.pewinternet.org/Static-Pages/Trend-Data-(Adults)/Device-Ownership.aspx

Here’s your Friday morning data dump: New gadget ownership numbers.

As of December 2012, 87% of American adults have a cell phone, and 45% have a smartphone. As of January 2013, 26% of American adults own an e-book reader, and 31% own a tablet computer.

More: http://www.pewinternet.org/Static-Pages/Trend-Data-(Adults)/Device-Ownership.aspx

New data out today: Mobile privacy

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.

Check out the data:

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(Source: pewinternet.org)

nycopendata:

Welcome to the NYC Open Data Tumblr

As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s commitment to transparency and innovation, over 800 (and counting!) City datasets are now online for anyone in New York or around the world to explore and access via an API, for deeper, real-time integration into apps and websites. 

NYC Open Data brings you:

·   City datasets about everything from school test scores to campaign contributions;

·   Documents such as the green project checklists

·   Maps utilizing .gis data showcasing many different sites of interest ranging from public handball courts to street trees

 

 ·   Charts and graphs created dynamically from datasets, such as “Percentage of People Residing in a School District who Receive Public Assistance” and “Birth Rate by Mother’s Age”

  

·       File export options including CSV, JSON, PDF, RDF, RSS, XLS, XLSX, XML in addition to API access and the ability to embed a dataset on blogs or social media platform.

We will be frequently updating this Tumblr with interesting data visualizations and news about hackathons and apps that use NYC Open Data. We would love to hear your feedback and suggestions.