It’s probably not hard to guess what the most widely viewed online video genre is. But where do the other genres rank? Which other genre tops the list? …

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).

The types of political videos voters are watching, broken down by party ID -
(New report out today:

The types of political videos voters are watching, broken down by party ID -

(New report out today:

New report out today: Teens & Online Video

When we asked teens about a number of online behaviors in our July 2011 Teens and Online Behavior survey, we found that when it comes to video:

  • 37% of internet users ages 12-17 participate in video chats with others using applications such as Skype, Googletalk or iChat. Girls are more likely than boys to have such chats.
  • 27% of internet-using teens 12-17 record and upload video to the internet. One major difference between now and 2006 is that online girls are just as likely these days to upload video as online boys.
  • 13% of internet-using teens stream video live to the internet for other people to watch.
  • Social media users are much more likely than those who do not use social media to engage in all three video behaviors studied.

Read the full report

Tags: teens video

Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie recently spoke at TEDx University of Illinois about the rise of “networked individuals,” a concept that he and Barry Wellman explore in their forthcoming book, Networked: The New Social Operating System. He described how revolutions in social networking, the internet, and mobile connectivity have changed the way that peope deal with each other and communities in their lives and how people can function more effectively in this new environment.

Be sure to watch our director, Lee Rainie, on “This Week in Libraries,” where he and John Seely Brown spoke about the process of knowledge acquisition, networked objects, librarians as data analysts, and more!

Related: Be sure to watch Lee’s keynote at the Internet Librarian conference as well!


*** Update: You can also read some great liveblogs of his talk here and here. ***

Our director, Lee Rainie, gave a keynote address today at the Internet Librarian conference, in which he examined the potential role librarians can play in “learning communities”—both physical and virtual. He looked at five questions that libraries face as they consider their role in communities:

1) What is the future of knowledge?
2) What is the future of reference expertise?
3) What is the future of public technology?
4) What is the future of learning spaces?
5) What is the future of community anchor institutions?

You can watch a video of his talk above or on UStream, and his slides are available to download in Powerpoint or as a PDF.

"An insider view of social media research": Our director, Lee Rainie, talks with Mark Schaefer about the past, present, and future of Pew Internet, including three new research projects we’ll be working on in the next year.


In this video, Professor Barry Wellman discusses his upcoming book with Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie on networked individualism.

Our director, Lee Rainie, recently spoke with at the ARF audience measurement conference. In this video, Lee talks about the three revolutions that are disrupting the way people communicate and view content (the Internet Revolution, the Mobile Revolution, and the Social Network Revolution), as well as trends in methods of news consumption in America.

The Networked Librarian

This video captures Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie’s recent talk about technology and libraries at the San Francisco Public Library. It explores how libraries can be actors in building and participating in social networks through their use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogging and through delivering their time-tested — and trusted — services to their patrons. A transcript of his remarks is available on the BayNet website.

Peer-to-peer health care

Associate Director Susannah Fox (@SusannahFox) discusses peer-to-peer health care and the “frontier spirit” of California in this new video from the Stanford School of Medicine. Susannah will be delivering the closing keynote at the Medicine 2.0 conference on Sept. 18.

Further Reading:


The State of the Social Net

Director Lee Rainie recently spoke on a panel, “The State of the Social Net: A Catalyst for Civil and Political Revolt,” the Congressional Internet Caucus’s State of the Net Conference in Washington, D.C. Other panelists include: Alex Howard of O’Reilly Meida; Jerry Berman, of the Center for Democracy and Technology; Andrew Keen, of; and Clay Shirky, technology consultant and author.

The report “The Social Side of the Internet” is available online and as a PDF on our website.

Read more about the event:

The Rise of Networked Individuals: The Millennial Tide

The online world is as varied as people are varied in their moral views, their economic circumstances and their social structures. In the video above, Director Lee Rainie discusses social, economic, and political trends especially among the younger generation that have given rise to a new and emerging class of networked citizens at Google’s Mountain View, CA headquarters.

Read More’s Interview with Pew’s Susannah Fox on “Latinos Online” interviews Susannah Fox about findings from a new report “Latinos Online, 2006-2008.”

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