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Make room for your grandparents. The Silver Surfer population is growing according to latest research

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If you’re thinking about marketing for the Web, make sure you remember the older generation as the latest research from Pew Internet & American Life Project and Forrester shows that more than half of all US adults over 65 are using the Internet or email and 49% of digital seniors...
Make room for your grandparents. The Silver Surfer population is growing according to latest research
Mango Health nabs $1.45M to build gamified mobile health apps
Showrooming: Retailers Fight Back With New-Fangled Apps & Old-School Marketing

Yes, We Have More Smartphones

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It’s (semi)official – people who think they own smartphones now outnumber people who don’t, according to a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. According to Pew, 45% of cellphone owners say their phone is a smartphone. Asked a different question, 49% said their phone operates on...
Yes, We Have More Smartphones
NFC payments could dominate commerce by 2020, according to study

Teens clamor to smartphones, texting and girls lead the way

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The vast majority of teenagers have a cell phone and older girls are leading use by sending more than 100 text messages a day, according to a new report. About eight in 10 teens had a cell phone in 2011, a number that hasn’t changed much since 2009, according to...
Teens clamor to smartphones, texting and girls lead the way
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Teens love texting and social networks, but ignore email

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Most teenagers text like crazy and are on Facebook, according to a new Pew Internet study. Parents are taking notice. [Read more]...
Teens love texting and social networks, but ignore email

Why do people who won't eat without checking Yelp ignore their doctor's ratings?

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From consumer health sites like ZocDoc and Vitals, to ratings agencies like Consumer Reports, consumers have plenty of options when it comes to finding reviews about doctors, hospitals, health plans and medication. But while reviews and ratings are beginning to help guide patients’ decisions and give providers feedback, a report...
Why do people who won't eat without checking Yelp ignore their doctor's ratings?

Pew And Nielsen Say Smartphones Now 50 Percent, When Will ComScore Join The Club?

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Earlier this month, the Pew Internet & American Life Project (based on survey data) reported that smartphones were in the hands of 53 percent of US mobile phone owners. Today Nielsen followed, proclaiming that 49.7 percent of mobile subscribers have smartphones. Roughly 48 percent have Android... Please visit Marketing Land...
Pew And Nielsen Say Smartphones Now 50 Percent, When Will ComScore Join The Club?

Dr. Google is as popular as ever -- can real doctors adapt?

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It’s easy to dismiss the Internet as a risky place to look for health information. As HealthTap founder Ron Gutman joked the first time we met, ”On the Internet, every headache becomes a brain tumor in four clicks or less.” If you’ve ever done an online search for an unfamiliar...
Dr. Google is as popular as ever -- can real doctors adapt?

Four key takeaways from Pew’s new e-reading study

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E-reader and tablet owners read more books — print and digital — than people who don’t own those devices. In its new report, “The Rise of E-reading,” the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that the average e-book reader read 24 books in the past 12 months, while the average...
Four key takeaways from Pew’s new e-reading study

Futures of the Internet

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Pew Internet’s latest report, Future of the Internet IV (that’s the Roman numeral IV — four — not the abbreviation for intravenous, which is how my bleary eyes read it at half past midnight, after a long day of travel), is out. Sez the Overview, A survey of nearly 900...
Futures of the Internet

The house of the future will look exactly the same... er, totally different

arstechnica.com
The house... of the FUTURE! Yesterland The Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University have released a report on the future of "smart systems" and the future is bright. Sorry, dim. Well, the experts have agreed to disagree. Some see a regular Jetsonian future of, if not jetpacks and flying...
The house of the future will look exactly the same... er, totally different

Life360, A Family Networking App With More Users Than Foursquare, Is Now Headed For Cars, Smart Home Systems

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Foursquare recently announced it has grown to 33 million users, but another, albeit older, location-based app called Life360 just crossed a milestone of its own: 34 million users. Yes, this family locator utility is now bigger than Foursquare – at least in terms of registered users. To be fair, the...
Life360, A Family Networking App With More Users Than Foursquare, Is Now Headed For Cars, Smart Home Systems

Facebook backlash sees small businesses following suit

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Medium isn't the first outlet to express a growing dissatisfaction with Facebook, but it is one of the more eloquent ones. In a lengthy monograph on the subject published this week, writer Jeswin opined on its increasing irrelevance to his life, calling the bulk of his news feed "absolutely...
Facebook backlash sees small businesses following suit

'Doctor Google' Isn't Replacing Actual Doctors Any Time Soon

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To be fair, the Internet is WAY less awkward. (Photo:flickr.com/thart2009 As much as we can do over the Internets these days, sometimes there's just no substitute for IRL. Case in point: That mysterious rash that won't disappear no matter how much lotion you apply. A study released today by the...
'Doctor Google' Isn't Replacing Actual Doctors Any Time Soon
One In Four Mobile Users Keep Dirty Pics Or Vids On Their Smartphone, And We All Know It's You

Note to startups: Don't forget the 'skinny jeans' health trackers

gigaom.com
Just a minority of people may use smartphone apps and gadgets to track their activity, heart rate and diet, but that doesn’t mean many more aren’t going old-school when it comes to benchmarking their health. Some keep track of their diet, exercise or health conditions with notebooks and journals. And,...
Note to startups: Don't forget the 'skinny jeans' health trackers

Report: One In Five U.S. Adults Does Not Use The Internet

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Internet adoption among U.S. adults increased rapidly from the mid-’90s to about 2005. Since then, though, the number of adult Internet users has remained almost stable at around 75 to 80%. The Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest poll shows that this trend continued in 2011. Those who are...
Report: One In Five U.S. Adults Does Not Use The Internet

Pew: 17% Of U.S. Cell Phone Users Now Mostly Use Their Phones To Go Online

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For most of us, our cell phones are now a convenient way to get online while we’re on the go (or on the couch). According to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life project, however, 17% of U.S. adult cell phone owners now mostly go online using...
Pew: 17% Of U.S. Cell Phone Users Now Mostly Use Their Phones To Go Online

Among Internet Users, Black People Use Instagram and Twitter More Than White People

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The Pew Internet & American Life Project released a new survey on the demographics of social media users yesterday.  The nonprofit, nonpartisan “fact tank” says its findings are the “first reportable” survey that it’s put out comparing whites, African-Americans, and Latinos on Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. But if you’ve been paying...
Among Internet Users, Black People Use Instagram and Twitter More Than White People
Pew Study Finds One In Five U.S. Internet Users Has Ditched Facebook, While 27% Of Current Users Plan To Reduce Time In 2013

Majority Of Parents "Concerned" About Kids' Online Privacy, Data Mining

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A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that most US parents are concerned about their kids’ online privacy and also about how much advertisers are able to learn about their kids’ online behavior. The findings are based on telephone interviews of 802 US... Please visit...
Majority Of Parents "Concerned" About Kids' Online Privacy, Data Mining

Pew: Apple loses share but still over half of all tablets owned in 2012

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A new survey by research organization Pew Internet & American Life Project depicts how Apple’s iPad slid from 81 percent in 2011 to 52 percent in 2012, in terms of U.S. adult tablet ownership, due to lower-priced Android slates steadily gaining traction. Pew’s Journalism website elaborated: Over the last...
Pew: Apple loses share but still over half of all tablets owned in 2012

As buzz builds for iPhone, study says 45% of Americans still don't own a smartphone

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The increasing popularity of smartphones is obvious. Wednesday’s announcement of the iPhone 5 is on the front page of nearly every news website, while Google announced Tuesday that 500 million Android devices have been activated globally, with 1.3 million added every single day. Yet it seems that there is much more...
As buzz builds for iPhone, study says 45% of Americans still don't own a smartphone

Pew: Almost 70 Percent Of Affluent Adults Own Smartphones

marketingland.com
The Pew Internet & American Life project has released some new survey data about smartphone ownership in anticipation of tomorrow’s iPhone announcement. Based on a survey of more than 3,000 US adults earlier this month, Pew says that 45 percent of American adults now own smartphones.... Please visit Marketing Land...
Pew: Almost 70 Percent Of Affluent Adults Own Smartphones

Facebook Users Are Getting Meaner

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Facebook users are becoming decidedly unfriendly, according to a Pew Internet & American Life Project study released Friday....
Facebook Users Are Getting Meaner
Sleeping E-Book Giant Google Rolls Over Bookstore Partners

RT @Pew_Internet 1 in 3 teens sends more than 100 texts a day. Read more in Teens & Mobile Phones: http://bit.ly/teenMobile

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RT @Pew_Internet 1 in 3 teens sends more than 100 texts a day. Read more in Teens & Mobile Phones: http://bit.ly/teenMobile
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