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The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
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What's your Web IQ? Test it:
Web IQ Quiz
Web IQ Quiz
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91% of adults in a new survey “agree” or “strongly agree” that consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.

Huge new report on public perceptions of privacy in America just released ...
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Harassment has become a common part of online life. Fully 73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it. Young women experience particularly severe forms. Read more in our NEW report.
Online Harassment
Online Harassment
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Nearly 25 years after the birth of the world wide web, most Americans have computers and internet access, but the nation remains a patchwork of connectivity, with some metro areas full of high-speed connections and other areas much less plugged in.

Overall, 84% of U.S. households own a computer, and 73% have a computer with a broadband connection to the internet. 

Among the regions where the highest share of households have broadband connections are relatively small but college-heavy metro areas such as:

Boulder (85%)
Lawrence, Kan. (83%)
State College, Pa. (81%)

Interesting ...
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New report: Special focus on millennials and their relationship with reading and libraries.

Millennials are more likely than older adults to have used a library website in the past year, and are just as likely to have read a book, but they are among the least likely to say that libraries are important: just 19% say their library’s closing would have a major impact on them.
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A new case study finds Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. In fact, people were less likely to discuss these issues on social media than they were in person. If people thought their friends disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issues at all.
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For 3 years, the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project has been studying Americans’ relationships with public libraries in the digital age. Here, we’ve boiled it all down to 39 shareable slides.
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AOL homepage in 1996 ...

The Next Web tracks  AOL, Yahoo, and ESPN homepages across time: http://tnw.co/1oElawJ

Coincidentally, the Web turned 25 this year (http://www.pewinternet.org/packages/the-web-at-25/)
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Many library staff members say they see the role of a public library enabling access to information, regardless of format.
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About 2 in 5 (41%) of U.S. households had only wireless phones in the second half of 2013, according to a report released today by the National Center for Health Statistics. 

Nearly two-thirds (65.7%) of 25- to 29-year-olds, 59.7% of 30- to 34-year-olds, and 53% of 18- to 24-year-olds live in wireless-only households, according to the center. 
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