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Pew: 35% of Online USA Adults Have Social Network Profiles

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

“The share of adult internet users who have a profile on an online social network site has more than quadrupled in the past four years — from 8% in 2005 to 35% now, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project’s December 2008 tracking survey.”
That’s from a Pew press release. Here is more:
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Should Countries Have Right to Control Internet Content?

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

When the Pew Internet & American Life Project did a survey sampling 15 percent of “hundreds of government, industry leaders and internet activists from around the planet,” they learned that 59 percent of them disagreed with this statement:
“My country should have the right to approve the internet content available to the people of my country.”
That’s [...]

Pew: Obama Has Internet Edge Among Youth

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

 Pew Internet & American Life Project releases interesting findings about how the public is using the Internet and mobile devices in this Presidential election year — and Barack Obama has an advantage. According the report’s press release:  
A record-breaking 46% of Americans have used the internet, email or cell phone text messaging to get news [...]

Digital Divide Alive and Well

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Pew Internet & American Life Project just a released a new survey about Parent and Teenager Internet Use, but the statistic that struck me the most was:
Of parents who live in households earning more than $75,000 a year, 98% report that they use the internet. At the lowest end of the household income spectrum (people who earn $30,000 or [...]

Pew: Hobbyists Flock to Internet Sites

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

This from a Pew Internet & American Life Project survey report:  
 A telephone survey conducted in February-March 2007 found that fully 83% of online Americans say they have used the internet to seek information about their hobbies and 29% do so on a typical day. Looking for information about hobbies is among the most popular online [...]