Internet Evolution

The Pew Internet & American Life Project develops knowledge about the evolution of the Internet in the United States. Researchers study how Americans connect to the Internet, how often and what activities they pursue online, as well as the changes and growth of the Internet itself. Information about U.S. Internet usage and trends is developed through public opinion polling, online surveys and other research methods.

Recent topics explored by the Pew Internet & American Life Project include wireless Internet use; the phenomenon known as “Web 2.0;” a predictions database looking at the potential Internet in the year 2020; the ways online users make health decisions; and the role of the Web in major life decisions. The information collected in these studies aids journalists, academics and others, increasing their understanding of the complicated and sometimes unexpected ways in which the Web is evolving.
The Pew Internet & American Life Project is an initiative of the Pew Research Center, a Pew subsidiary based in Washington, D.C. For more information about its research into the evolution of the Internet, visit the Pew Internet & American Life Project Web site.


  • Digital Life in 2025

    Mar 11, 2014 - This report is the latest research report in a sustained effort throughout 2014 by the Pew Research Center to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

  • The Web at 25

    Feb 26, 2014 - The World Wide Web, which turns 25 years old this March, is embedded in the lives of Americans: 87% now use the internet, up from just 14% in 1995.

  • Couples, the Internet, and Social Media

    Feb 11, 2014 - The internet, cell phones, and social media have become key actors in the life of many American couples— the 66% of adults who are married or in committed relationships.

  • Social Media Update 2013

    Dec 30, 2013 - Some 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind. Facebook is the dominant social networking platform in the number of users, but a striking number of users are now diversifying onto other platforms.

  • Six Percent of Online Adults are reddit Users

    Jul 03, 2013 - Six percent of online adults are reddit users, according to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. This is our first survey that specifically examines reddit as a standalone platform, and it finds that young men are especially likely to visit the site. Some 15% of male internet users ages 18-29 say that they use reddit, compared with 5% of women in the same age range and 8% of men ages 30-49.

  • Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

    May 21, 2013 - While teens share a wide range of information about themselves on social media sites, they also take steps to manage their privacy.

  • Mobile Health Has Found Its Market In Smartphone Owners

    Nov 08, 2012 - A new Pew Research Center report finds over half of smartphone owners gather health information on their phones, compared with 6% of non-smartphone owners.

  • Internet Gains Most as Campaign News Source, But Cable TV Still Leads

    Oct 25, 2012 - Americans are following the presidential campaign more closely on nearly every news platform than they were earlier in the year, according to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.

  • 4-in-10 Adults Use Social Networking to Engage in Political or Civil Activities(2)

    Oct 19, 2012 - The use of social media is becoming a feature of political and civic engagement for many Americans. A new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project examines who is more likely to use social media to express their views, react to others' postings, follow candidates and 'like' and share others' content.

  • 4-in-10 Adults Use Social Networking to Engage in Political or Civil Activities

    Oct 19, 2012 - The use of social media is becoming a feature of political and civic engagement for many Americans. A new Pew Research Center Internet & American Life report examines who is more likely to use social media to express their views, react to others' postings, follow candidates and 'like' and share others' content.

  • Many Voters Use Cell Phones to Follow 2012 Election, Participate in Politics

    Oct 09, 2012 - Fully 27% of registered voters who own a cell phone have used their phone in this election campaign to keep up with news related to the election or general politics, according to a study from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

  • How Do You Get Your News? It Might Depend on Where You Live.

    Sep 26, 2012 - The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project finds that urban residents are more likely to use mobile and online sources, suburbanites are most heavily into social media, and rural residents are more inclined to word of mouth sources.

  • Majority of Americans Follow Olympic Games on TV, Online, Social Media

    Aug 06, 2012 - According to a new report from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, nearly eight in 10 Americans are following coverage of the Olympic Games in London. Seventy-three percent say they watched the games on television, 17% say they have watched online, and 12% say they have followed coverage on social media sites.

  • Most Mobile Phone Users Report Dropped or Unwanted Calls

    Aug 02, 2012 - Telemarketing calls and spam texts are realities for most cellphone users, according to a new survey. Smartphone owners are particularly likely to report dropped calls and slow download speeds.

  • The State of New Media and HIV

    Jul 24, 2012 - The 19th International AIDS Conference, held this week in Washington, DC, included a session entitled, "The State of New Media and HIV," hosted by My role on the panel was a familiar one – to present the Pew Internet Project’s latest research about mobile, social technologies and their impact on health and health care.

  • The Future of Big Data

    Jul 20, 2012 - Experts say new forms of information analysis will help people be more nimble and adaptive, but worry over humans’ capacity to understand and use these new tools well.

  • The Rise of the “Connected Viewer”

    Jul 17, 2012 - Television's solitary screen is being supplemented by multi-screen interactivity. Half of all adult cell owners (52%) have used their phones recently for engagement, diversion, or interaction with other people while watching TV.

  • The Future of Corporate Responsibility

    Jul 05, 2012 - Experts are divided about the role Western technology firms will play in helping monitor dissident activity in the future. Some hope the open Internet and prospect of consumer backlash will minimize businesses' cooperation with authoritarian governments, but others believe profits will compel firms to go along.

  • Networked: The New Social Operating System

    May 30, 2012 - Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, has written a book with sociologist Barry Wellman showing how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making and personal interaction. This new system of "networked individualism" offers some advantages in liberating people from the restrictions of tightly knit groups.

  • Facebook IPO Not Selling on Social Media: How Twitter, Blogs and Facebook Reacted to the Facebook IPO

    May 21, 2012 - On Twitter especially, more people expressed views that the Internet company's stock was overhyped than highly valued. On Facebook, many people discussed CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as the founder also got married over the weekend.

  • Interactive Gaming on the Rise

    May 18, 2012 - According to survey results from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, interactive games that reward participants with points, badges, and discounts are on the rise. Experts believe they will spread widely to key areas, such as education and health, while others worry about a darker side.

  • Just-in-Time Information through Mobile Connections

    May 07, 2012 - Nearly 9-in-10 (86%) smartphone owners used their phone in the past month to make real-time queries in their daily lives. Men are more likely than women to use their phones to find information to settle an argument. Parents with kids are more likely to use their phone to decide whether to visit a local business, such as a restaurant.

  • Teens & Online Video

    May 03, 2012 - Online teens use video most to chat with others using applications such as Skype, Google Talk or iChat. Recording and uploading videos to the internet is the second most popular activity. Fewer teens stream live video for others to watch. Social media users are much more likely to engage in all three video behaviors.

  • The Future of Money in a Mobile Age

    Apr 17, 2012 - Within the next decade, smart-device swiping will have gained mainstream acceptance as a method of payment and could largely replace cash and credit cards for most online and in-store purchases, according to a new survey of technology experts and stakeholders by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The experts also think credit cards and cash will survive among older adults and among those who have security concerns and a desire for anonymity.

  • Digital Differences: For Some Groups Disparities in Internet Use Remain

    Apr 13, 2012 - While the number of Americans who go online has increased substantially over the years, about one-in-five adults still do not use the internet. Differences in internet access exist among different demographic groups, especially when it comes to access to high-speed broadband at home. Age (being 65 or older), a lack of a high school education, and having a low household income are the strongest negative predictors for internet use.

  • The Future of Apps and Web

    Mar 23, 2012 - A majority of technology experts generally believe the mobile revolution, the popularity of targeted apps, the monetization of online products and services, and innovations in cloud computing will drive Web evolution and make it stronger than ever in users' lives. Fewer of them hold the view that apps -- with their ease of use and quality assurance -- will make them, and not the open web, the dominant factor in peoples' online lives.

  • Search Engine Use 2012

    Mar 09, 2012 - Even though online Americans are more satisfied than ever with the performance of search engines, strong majorities have negative views of information about their searches being used to personalize results and target ads.

  • Millennials Will Benefit and Suffer Due to Hyperconnected Lives

    Feb 29, 2012 - While experts see many young people becoming nimble analysts and decision-makers because of their embrace of the networked world, they also warn that some teens and young adults will lack a deep engagement with people and knowledge by being hyperconnected.

  • Privacy Management on Social Media Sites

    Feb 24, 2012 - As the increasing use of social media raises questions and concerns about privacy, a new study finds that most users choose restricted privacy settings for their profiles and that unfriending people and "pruning" content is on the rise.

  • News Industry Faces Challenges in Race for Digital Advertising Revenue

    Feb 13, 2012 - With digital ad revenue projected to overtake all other platforms by 2016, it is the key to the financial future of news. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, even the top news websites are having difficulty persuading advertisers from traditional platforms to move online, and few news websites make significant use of consumer-targeted advertising.

  • The Tone of Life on Social Networking Sites

    Feb 09, 2012 - The overwhelming majority of adult users of social networking sites say that people are mostly kind in these spaces. This view is even more positive than the assessment offered by teen users. However, when bad behavior is encountered, adults are more likely than teens to stand back and ignore it.

  • How Mainstream Media Outlets Use Twitter

    Nov 14, 2011 - Twitter has been embraced by news organizations today but is used in limited ways, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and The George Washington University. The study addresses questions about how news outlets use the social media tool to share, gather and curate information.

  • Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites

    Nov 09, 2011 - Social media use has become so pervasive in the lives of American teens that having a presence on a social network site is almost synonymous with being online. Fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online and 80% of those online teens are users of social media sites. Many log on daily to their social network pages and these have become spaces where much of the social activity of teen life is echoed and amplified—in both good and bad ways.

  • Half of Adult Cell Phone Owners Have Apps on Their Phones

    Nov 02, 2011 - The share of adult cell phone owners who have downloaded an app to their phone nearly doubled in the past two years – rising from 22% in September 2009 to 38% in August 2011 – according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

  • How People Learn About Their Local Community

    Sep 26, 2011 - Traditional research has suggested that Americans watch local TV news more than any other local information source. But a new report by the Pew Research Center, in association with the Knight Foundation, offers a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the ecosystem of community information.

  • Twenty-Eight Percent of American Adults Use Mobile and Social Location-based Services

    Sep 06, 2011 - Just over half of smartphone owners who use location-based services on their phones are doing so to get directions or recommendations based on their location.

  • Sixty-Five Percent of Online Adults Use Social Networking Sites

    Aug 26, 2011 - Two-thirds of adult internet users now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61% one year ago, and most describe their experiences in positive terms.

  • Search and Email Still the Most Popular Online Activities

    Aug 09, 2011 - As they have done for nearly a decade, email and search form the core of online communication and online information gathering, respectively, even as new platforms, broadband and mobile devices continue to reshape the way Americans use the internet.

  • Smartphone Adoption and Usage

    Jul 11, 2011 - Smartphones have captured a significant share of the cellphone market in the U.S. and many now use them to access the Internet and their email.

  • Internet Phone Calls

    May 31, 2011 - After years of modest activity, online phone calling has taken off as a quarter of American adult internet users (24%) have placed phone calls online. That amounts to 19% of all American adults.

  • The Social Life of Health Information, 2011

    May 12, 2011 - The online conversation about health is being driven forward by two forces: 1) the availability of social tools and 2) the motivation, especially among people living with chronic conditions, to connect with each other.        

  • 22% of Online Americans Used Social Networking or Twitter for Politics in 2010 Campaign

    Jan 27, 2011 - More than one-in-five online Americans engaged with the midterm elections on Twitter or social networking sites; Republicans -- especially Tea Party advocates -- caught up with Democrats in social media use.

  • Sixty-Five Percent of Internet Users Have Paid for Online Content

    Dec 30, 2010 - Sixty-five percent of internet users have paid to access or download some kind of digital content. Music and software are the most common kinds of content purchased.    

  • Politics Goes Mobile

    Dec 23, 2010 - More than a quarter of American adults – 26% – used their cell phones to learn about or participate in the 2010 mid-term election campaign.                                                                    

  • Global Publics Embrace Social Networking

    Dec 16, 2010 -  A 22-nation survey released by the Pew Research Center, finds that around the world -- and in countries with varying levels of economic development -- people who use the internet are using it for social networking.

  • Who Tweets?

    Dec 09, 2010 - "Who Tweets?" is the first-ever survey from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project that exclusively examines Twitter users.

  • Use of the Internet in Higher-Income Households

    Nov 24, 2010 - Those in households earning over $75,000 are different from other Americans in their tech ownership and use.

  • Four Percent of Online Americans Use Location-Based Services

    Nov 04, 2010 - Four percent of online adults use a location-based service such as Foursquare or Gowalla that allows them to share their location with friends and to find others who are nearby.

  • Americans and Their Gadgets

    Oct 14, 2010 - In recent years the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, and consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for “anytime, anywhere” access to news, information, friends and entertainment.

  • Video Calling and Video Chat

    Oct 13, 2010 - Almost a fifth of American adults – 19% – have tried video calling either online or via their cell phones. These figures translate into 23% of internet users and 7% of cell phone owners who have participated in video calls, chats, or teleconferences.

  • Online Product Research

    Sep 29, 2010 - 58% of Americans have researched a product or service online; 24% have posted comments or reviews online about the things they buy.

  • The Rise of Apps Culture

    Sep 14, 2010 - 35% of U.S. adults have cell phones with apps, but only 24% of adults actually use them. Apps users are younger, more educated, and more affluent than other cell phone users. 

  • Cell Phones and American Adults

    Sep 02, 2010 - Adults make just as many calls, but text less often than teens. Americans say their mobile phones make them feel safer and more connected, but are irritated by cell intrusions and rudeness by other users.  

  • Older Adults and Social Media

    Aug 27, 2010 - Social networking use among internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled—from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May 2010 according to a report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

  • Home Broadband 2010

    Aug 11, 2010 - The adoption of broadband internet access slowed dramatically over the last year. Two-thirds of American adults (66%) now have a broadband internet connection at home, a figure that is little changed from the 63% with a high-speed home connection at a similar point in 2009.

  • Millennials Will Make Online Sharing in Networks a Lifelong Habit

    Jul 09, 2010 -  Tech experts generally believe that today’s tech-savvy young people will retain their willingness to share personal information online even as they get older and take on more responsibilities.

  • Mobile Access 2010

    Jul 07, 2010 - A new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that 59% of American adults now go online wirelessly using either a laptop or cell phone, an increase over the 51% of Americans who did so at a similar point in 2009.

  • The Future of Online Socializing

    Jul 02, 2010 -  Most experts surveyed in the latest Pew Internet/Elon University study say social benefits of Internet use far outweigh negatives; some say it robs time, exposes private information, engenders intolerance.

  • The Future of Cloud Computing

    Jun 11, 2010 -  Technology experts and stakeholders say they expect they will ‘live mostly in the cloud’ in 2020 and not on the desktop, working mostly through cyberspace-based applications accessed through networked devices.

  • New Media, Old Media: How Blogs and Social Media Agendas Relate and Differ from the Traditional Press

    May 24, 2010 - While most original reporting still comes from traditional journalists, technology makes it increasingly possible for the actions of citizens to influence a story’s total impact.

  • The Fate of the Semantic Web

    May 05, 2010 - Some 895 experts responded to the invitation of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center to predict the likely progress toward achieving the goals of the semantic Web by the year 2020.

  • Government Online

    Apr 27, 2010 - Government agencies have begun to open up their data to the public, and a surprisingly large number of citizens are showing interest. Some 40% of adult Internet users have gone online for raw data about government spending and activities, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

  • The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future

    Mar 31, 2010 - Technology experts and stakeholders belive that innovative forms of online cooperation could result in more efficient and responsive for-profit firms, non-profit organizations, and government agencies by the year 2020. 

  • Understanding the Participatory News Consumer

    Mar 01, 2010 - An overwhelming majority of Americans get their news from multiple news platforms. Which media sectors do people in the U.S rely on most? How has the Internet and mobile technology changed the way people consume news? A Pew Research Center survey examines how Internet and cell phone users have transformed news into a social experience.

  • The Future of the Internet IV

    Feb 19, 2010 - A survey finds most experts and stakeholders say the Internet will enhance—not degrade—our intelligence. It will also change the functions of reading and writing and be rebuilt around still-unanticipated gadgetry and applications.

  • Latinos Online, 2006-2008

    Dec 22, 2009 - The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Project and Internet Project combined forces to write an in-depth look at Internet penetration across racial and ethnic categories in the United States.

  • Current Decade Rates as Worst in 50 Years

    Dec 21, 2009 - For most Americans the "aughts" scored close to zero on the scale of recent decades. But innovations such as cell phones and the Internet earn high marks, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

  • Social Isolation and New Technology

    Nov 04, 2009 - A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project challenges previous research which suggested that new digital technologies such as the Internet were increasing social isolation.

  • Twitter and Status Updating, Fall 2009

    Oct 21, 2009 - Some 19% of Internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.   

  • The Internet as a Diversion

    Sep 10, 2009 - According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, three-quarters of online economic users go online to relax and take their minds off of the recession. Fully 88% of 18-29 year old online economic users look to the internet to relax.    

  • Report: The Internet and Civic Engagement

    Sep 01, 2009 - Political and civic involvement have long been dominated by those with high levels of income and education, leading some advocates to hope that Internet-based engagement might alter this pattern. However, a new report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that the Internet is not changing the fundamental socio-economic character of civic engagement in America.

  • Teens and Mobile Phones Over the Past Five Years: Pew Internet Looks Back

    Aug 19, 2009 - Pew Internet first surveyed teenagers about their mobile phones in 2004 when a survey showed that 45% of teens had a cell phone. Since then mobile phone use has climbed steadily among teens to 63% in 2006 and 71% in 2008.       

  • Audience for Video-Sharing Sites Soars

    Jul 29, 2009 - According to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, adults who have visited an online-video site have nearly doubled since 2006, outpacing other online pastimes such as networking, downloading podcasts and tweeting.

  • Wireless Internet Use

    Jul 22, 2009 - The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that 56% of adult Americans have accessed the internet by wireless means, such as using a laptop, mobile device, game console, or MP3 player. The most prevalent way people get online using a wireless network is with a laptop computer.

  • Home Broadband Adoption 2009

    Jun 17, 2009 - An April 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows 63% of adult Americans now have broadband internet connections at home, a 15% increases from a year earlier.

  • The State of Music Online: Ten Years After Napster

    Jun 15, 2009 - In the decade since Napster’s launch, selling recorded music has become as much of an art as making the music itself.

  • The Social Life of Online Health Information

    Jun 11, 2009 - While most Americans still turn to a doctor, a growing number is going online for medical issues, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Fully 61% have used the internet for health info—up from 25% in 2000—and most report positive experiences. More adults are also turning to the Web for fitness and exercise information as well.

  • Online Classifieds Climb

    May 22, 2009 - The number of online adults to use classified ads websites, such as Craigslist, more than doubled from 2005 to 2009.

  • The Internet's Role in Campaign 2008

    Apr 15, 2009 - Three-quarters (74%) of Internet users—55% of all U.S. adults—went online to take part in or get news and information about the 2008 election. The most interested are the most likely to browse sites that match their views.

  • The Mobile Difference

    Mar 25, 2009 - Wireless connectivity has drawn many users more deeply into digital life.

  • Twitter and Status Updating

    Feb 12, 2009 - About one-in-ten online adults now use Twitter or a similar 'micro-blogging' service that allows them to share updates about themselves or to see the updates of others.

  • Generations Online in 2009

    Jan 28, 2009 - Contrary to the image of Generation Y as the "Net Generation," Internet users in their 20s do not dominate every aspect of online life. Gen X is the most likely to shop, bank and look for health info online. And larger percentages of older generations are doing many more activities online, according to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project surveys.

  • Stimulating Broadband: If Obama Builds It, Will They Log On?

    Jan 21, 2009 - Investment in broadband has become part of the broader discussion about President Obama's economic stimulus package. Pew Internet & American Life Project surveys suggest that expanding access may take longer than some advocates anticipate.

  • The Future of the Internet III

    Dec 14, 2008 - A survey of Internet leaders and analysts finds they expect the phone to become a primary device for online access, artificial and virtual reality to become more embedded in everyday life, and the architecture of the Internet itself to improve. But they disagree about whether this will lead to more social tolerance or better home lives.

  • Obama’s Online Opportunities

    Dec 04, 2008 - For a host of reasons, the new administration needs to develop a national broadband strategy, but research suggests that users must be central actors in its design.

  • When Technology Fails

    Nov 14, 2008 - Forty-eight percent of technology users need help from others with new devices, and many tech users encounter problems with their Internet connections, home computers or cell phones. As gadgets become more important to people, their patience wears thin when things break.

  • Use of Cloud Computing Applications and Services

    Sep 12, 2008 - “Cloud computing” takes hold as 69% of all Internet users have either stored data online or used a Web-based software application.

  • Podcasts Proliferate, But Are Not Mainstream

    Aug 28, 2008 - Nearly one in five internet users (19%) has downloaded a podcast to listen to or view later -- up from 12% in 2006. But podcasting has yet to become a fixture in the everyday lives of internet users, as very few download podcasts on a typical day.

  • Search Engine Use

    Aug 06, 2008 - Almost half of all internet users now use search engines on a typical day.

  • Home Broadband Adoption 2008

    Jul 02, 2008 - The Pew Internet Project finds that adoption stalls for low-income Americans even as many broadband users opt for premium services that give them more speed.

  • Writing, Technology and Teens

    Apr 24, 2008 - Report looks at teens’ basic definition of writing, explores the various kinds of writing they do, seeks their assessment about what impact e-communication has on their writing, and probes for their guidance about how writing instruction might be improved.

  • Digital Footprints: A Presentation to Web Managers Roundtable

    Mar 27, 2008 - This presentation covers the most recent findings from Pew Internet Project research on privacy, search and online identity management.

  • A Portrait of Early Internet Adopters: Why People First Went Online--and Why They Stayed

    Feb 21, 2008 - Technology has advanced and the size and composition of the internet population has changed, but the reasons internet users go online and the things they do while there have remained remarkably constant.  

  • Privacy Implications of Fast, Mobile Internet Access

    Feb 14, 2008 - Many Americans are jumping into the participatory Web without considering all the privacy implications.

  • Teens and Social Media

    Dec 19, 2007 - The use of social media gains a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of interactive online media.

  • Digital Footprints: Online Identity Management and Search in the Age of Transparency

    Dec 16, 2007 - Unlike footprints left in the sand, our online data trails often stick around long after the tide has gone out. And Internet users have become more aware of information that remains connected to their name online.

  • Uploading Democracy: Candidates Field YouTube Questions

    Jul 26, 2007 - Analysis of the Democratic debate, which was widely anticipated for its groundbreaking format. For the first time, individuals could submit video questions via YouTube to be shown on-screen and answered by the candidates.

  • China's Online Population Explosion

    Jul 12, 2007 - The growth rate of China's internet user population has been outpacing that of the U.S., and China is projected to overtake the U.S. in the total number of users within a few years, according to a Pew Research Center study.

  • Technology Trends: Mean Teens Online

    Jul 12, 2007 - According to a Pew Internet and American Life Project study, about one third (32%) of all teenagers who use the internet say they have been targets of a range of annoying and potentially menacing online activities.

  • Broadband Adoption 2007

    Jul 06, 2007 - The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released their Broadband Adoption 2007 report, which finds finds that nearly half (47%) of all adult Americans now have a high-speed internet connection at home.

  • Home Broadband Adoption 2007

    Jul 03, 2007 - Findings on home broadband from a survey of 2,200 adult Americans conducted in February and March of 2007.

  • Pew Internet Examines Social Networking (Spring 2007 Trust Magazine Briefing)

    May 01, 2007 - The Pew Internet and American Life projected examines many new online trends, including social networking.

  • Cruising for News: The State of Digital Journalism

    Apr 05, 2007 - The State of the News Media 2007 was designed to help users understand news media options available on the Web as well as to assist news outlets in defining the capabilities they have developed so far.

  • Internet Content 'Tagging' Changes People’s Relationship to Information and Each Other

    Jan 31, 2007 - Pew Internet report on "tagging" includes an interview with author David Weinberger.

  • The Future of the Internet II

    Sep 24, 2006 - A survey of Internet leaders, activists, and analysts, conducted by the Pew Internet &American Life Project and Elon University predicts the future of the Internet.

  • Using What We Know: Knowledge Management at the Trusts (Winter 2005-2006 Trust Magazine article)

    Feb 01, 2006 - Use what you know. It’s a seemingly obvious point. But in an institution with scores of employees, multiple areas of focus and more than 50 years of grantmaking, how can we keep track of all that we know so that the accumulated knowledge is fully at our disposal?

  • Broadband Adoption At Home In The United States: Growing But Slowing

    Sep 22, 2005 - Pew Internet & American Life study on the growth of home high-speed Internet adoption.  

  • Email Users Get More Spam, But The Harmful Impact Of Unsolicited Messages Is Diminishing For Them

    Apr 11, 2005 - Pew Internet & American Life Project takes a look at email users' experience one year after Congress passed the CAN-SPAM Act.

  • Podcasting Catches On

    Apr 05, 2005 - As iPod use expands, so does a new medium of Internet "broadcasts" called "podcasting."

  • The Future of The Internet

    Jan 10, 2005 - January 2005 report of online survey of Internet experts and technology leaders.

  • Blog Readership Increases 58% in 2004

    Jan 02, 2005 - By the end of 2004 blogs had established themselves as a key part of online culture. Two surveys by the Pew Internet & American Life Project in November established new contours for the blogosphere and its popularity.

  • Virtual Tours

    Dec 30, 2004 - A data memo from the Pew Internet & American Life Project on the number of Americans who use the Internet for virtual tours.

  • The Rise of Wireless Connectivity and Our Latest Findings

    Apr 13, 2004 - A survey looks at Internet connectivity use as of February 2004.

  • The Impact of CAN-SPAM Legislation

    Mar 17, 2004 - A data memo from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds the CAN-SPAM legislation has not helped most email users so far.

  • Content Creation Online

    Feb 29, 2004 - A March 2003 phone survey finds that more than 53 million American adults have used the Internet to publish their thoughts, respond to others, post pictures, share files and otherwise contribute to the explosion of content available online.

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