Most Facebook users take long breaks from site

The number of Facebook users continues to rise - indeed, two thirds of online Americans are members. But, says  the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, most like to take regular breaks.

Is YouTube putting journalists out of business?

Move over LOL cats. Viewers are increasingly  finding a new, less-frivolous use for YouTube - as a news source in times of emergencies and natural disasters.

'Hyperconnected' young people may suffer fragmented lives

Today's teenagers could suffer all their lives from the effects of their 'hyperconnected' lifestyles, say a panel of experts surveyed by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

News popular on tablets - paying for it, not so much

Tablet owners spend more time reading the news than they do on Facebook - but they're not prepared to pay for that news, a survey shows.

Americans becoming YouTube addicts

More and more Americans are catching on to the delights of babies doing cute things - or maybe just Justin Bieber - the latest study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows.

People won't pay for local news online, says report

Almost half of mobile device owners use their device to get some sort of local news information - but only ten per cent of them pay for it.

Yes, some people actually do pay for Internet content

As the battle rages on about whether consumers will pay for the Internet content they consume, a new report authored by Pew sheds some light on the average surfer’s buying habits.

Cellphones tool of choice during mid-term elections

More than a quarter of cellphone users in the US used their mobiles to engage in political activity during November's mid-term elections.

Higher-income Americans more tech-savvy

People with higher incomes use the internet far more than those earning less, according to a study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Apple dominates tech news (now, there's a surprise)

You might, just possibly, have noticed this for yourself - but according to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, Apple gets more media coverage in the US than any other tech company.

US adults snub mobile apps

Did you know that only 24% percent of American adults who own smartphones run mobile apps?

More Americans accessing the Net on mobile devices

A recent study conducted by Pew indicates that more Americans are accessing the Internet on mobile devices.

Young people more wary about their internet image

Young people are more careful about managing their privacy online than their elders, according to the latest report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Americans turn to the net for their news

The writing may be on the wall for newspapers - or on the screen, at least. A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life project says that online news has taken over from print as the third most popular way for Americans to get their news.

Google doesn't make you dumb, say experts

It would be pretty evil to make your customers stupid. So Google must be relieved that the latest expert survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that, in this at least, it seems to be living up to its mission statement.