Pew Internet & American Life Project

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Blogging Is on the Decline: Victim of Facebook?

There's been a steep drop among teens

(Newser) - Millennials engage in the widest variety of online activities, but older users have some niches of their own, a new Pew Internet study says. Millennials, loosely defined as people aged 18 to 33, are more likely to use social networking, online classifieds, instant messaging, music sites, and "virtual worlds"... More »

Google Will Actually Make Us Smarter: Experts

65% of 'Internet experts' say search will improve reading and writing

(Newser) - Though Nicholas Carr may have famously concluded that Google will make us stupid , most Internet experts think he's totally wrong: the easy access to information provided by search engines will actually make us smarter. In a Pew Survey of technology leaders from the academic, government, and corporate sectors, 65% agreed... More »

Technology 'Keeps Families Connected'

Web, cell phones improve communication, survey discovers

(Newser) - Technology is bringing American families together in new ways rather than driving them apart, concludes a new study. Family members rely on cell phone calls, text messages, and emails to stay in touch several times a day, and watch YouTube videos together, using computers as a "virtual hearth,"... More »

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