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.

Casual Twitter users drifting away

While big Twitter fans are spending more time on on the site, many US users are abandoning it or using it increasingly rarely.

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.