As recently as 1995, 42 percent of American adults said they had never heard of the Internet. Today, use of the Internet is pervasive at home, work, and on mobile devices.
It is a primary source of news, information, entertainment, and social interaction. To understand its evolution, Pew conducts surveys and qualitative research that tracks and analyzes how Americans use digital technology, and the ways in which online activity affects their families, communities, health, educational pursuits, politics, and workplace activities.
Tinder is the most widely used dating platform in the U.S. About half of those who have used dating sites or apps have had positive experiences, and some have met their partners on one; however, safety and harassment remain issues.
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Prominent accounts on Twitter are more likely than those on alternative social media sites to link to print publications, TV and wire services.
A majority of U.S. parents are keeping a watchful eye on what their teens do on social media; some are also imposing screen time restrictions.
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