We’ve got a brand new report out today that highlights tech use among African Americans, complete with detailed demographic breakdowns. Some key notes:

  • Twitter is hugely popular with younger African Americans. Some 40% of black internet users between the ages of 18 and 29 say that they now use Twitter. 
  • Smartphone ownership rates are identical between blacks and whites, and smartphones are helping to narrow (but do not completely erase) differences in access to high speed internet service.
  • African Americans trail whites by seven percentage points when it comes to overall internet use (87% of whites and 80% of blacks are internet users). At the same time, blacks and whites are on more equal footing when it comes to other types of access, especially on mobile platforms.

The complete portrait: http://pewrsr.ch/Ktfdpx

This their preference? 

15% of American adults ages 18 and older DO NOT USE THE INTERNET or email. We found out why. http://pewrsr.ch/16ImLtc

NEW REPORT ON TEACHERS & TECH: A survey of teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these middle and high school teachers are hampered by disparities in student access to digital technologies. (http://pewrsr.ch/Z19l8r) Here’s a look at what technologies teachers use, and what techs they are bringing into the classroom.

(Source: pewinternet.org)

Chart of the week: Adult gadget ownership over time
Currently, 88% of American adults age 18 and older have a cell phone, 57% have a laptop, 19% own an e-book reader, and 19% have a tablet computer; about six in ten adults (63%) go online wirelessly with one of those devices.
Scroll through for more mobile demographics …

Chart of the week: Adult gadget ownership over time

Currently, 88% of American adults age 18 and older have a cell phone, 57% have a laptop, 19% own an e-book reader, and 19% have a tablet computer; about six in ten adults (63%) go online wirelessly with one of those devices.

Scroll through for more mobile demographics …