The social media R us!
The social media R us!

The social media R us! Nearly all of us world-wide use at least one of the social networks. Almost 70 percent of Americans connect. They are called the social media for a reason. Well, let’s qualify that: nearly all of us who are online are using the social media on a regular monthly basis, according […]

Americans like online shopping – but trust? Meh.
Americans like online shopping – but trust? Meh.

Americans like online shopping – but trust? Meh. Americans like our online shopping nearly as much as does the rest of the world – but we like our traditional brick-and-mortar shops, too. Trust may seem more real to Americans in a physical store than online. That’s what the most recent survey results from the Pew […]

Most Americans are hesitant to learn new digital skills
Most Americans are hesitant to learn new digital skills

Most Americans are hesitant to learn new digital skills, according to a survey conducted and published by the Pew Research Center. Specifically, the Pew Study – published in September – found 52 percent of all Americans surveyed are “relatively resistant” to learning new skills needed to advance personal growth or understanding in the digital age. […]

Americans gobble up the social media
Americans gobble up the social media

Americans gobble up the social media, meaning Americans spend quite a bit of daily time on the major social media platforms, at least. And, of course, Facebook dominates most of that time. Just over 84 percent of all Americans (316.5 million) are connected to the internet and 78 percent of us have at least one […]

Digital divide remains between rich and poor
Digital divide remains between rich and poor

The digital divide remains between rich and poor – and between rich nations and poor nations – but research suggests the gap is narrowing. A report published Feb. 22 by the Pew Research Center, based on surveys conducted in 2015, show residents of richer nations – such as those in Europe, North America and the […]

Americans’ concern for privacy is, um, situational
Americans’ concern for privacy is, um, situational

Americans’ concern for privacy is, um, situational at best. At least this appears to be true according to a January report published by the Pew Research Center for Internet, Science and Tech. “Most Americans see privacy issues in commercial settings as contingent and context-dependent,” explains the Pew Center. “For instance, a majority of Americans think […]

Online networking is continuing U.S. growth
Online networking is continuing U.S. growth

Online networking is continuing U.S. growth – with some notable exceptions (Facebook) – according to the latest survey published by the Pew Research Center. Approximately 30 percent of all online adults in the U.S. and 36 percent of U.S. smartphone owners are frequent users of at least one (if not more) of the growing number […]

More news readers on Twitter & Facebook
More news readers on Twitter & Facebook

Social media is many things to many people but getting news has always been important and today finds more news readers on Twitter & Facebook than ever. Those are the findings of the most recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. While 10 percent of all American adults say they get their news on […]