More news more often now on mobile
More news more often now on mobile

More Americans are getting more news more often now on mobile than ever before and a stark difference has developed about the watchdog role of journalists. The Pew Research Center published May 10 the results of its latest online survey of internet-connected Americans who participate regularly in the center’s American Trends Panel. “Nearly half of […]

The news is mobile for most of us
The news is mobile for most of us

The news is mobile for most of us. To be precise, nearly 60 percent of us now get our news from our smartphones. The figures come from GlobalWebIndex and also suggest it’s internet users in the first half-century of their lives who tend to get the most news from their smartphones and more males than […]

Disabled Americans aren’t reaching the online world
Disabled Americans aren’t reaching the online world

Disabled Americans aren’t reaching the online world nearly as much as Americans who live without a disability. It’s another chasm in the digital divide, according to survey results published by the Pew Research Center. “Disabled Americans are about three times as likely as those without a disability to say they never go online (23% vs. […]

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 […]