Monica Anderson

Activism in the Social Media Age

July 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, which was first coined following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018

Until recently, Facebook had dominated the social media landscape among America’s youth – but it is no longer the most popular online platform among teens, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Social Media Use in 2018

The social media landscape in early 2018 is defined by a mix of long-standing trends and newly emerging narratives. Facebook and YouTube dominate this landscape, as notable majorities of U.S. adults use each of these sites.

Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults

A record 46 million seniors live in the United States today, and older Americans – those age 65 and older – now account for 15% of the overall U.S. population.

Americans have mixed views on policies encouraging broadband adoption

As the Federal Communications Commission continues to address broadband infrastructure and access, Americans have mixed views on two policies designed to encourage broadband adoption.

Disabled Americans are less likely to use technology

More than 56 million people in the United States are living with a disability, according to the US Census Bureau.

Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption

This is the first in a series of posts about how different demographic groups in the US have fared in the digital age.

Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices

Cybersecurity experts recommend that smartphone owners take a number of steps to keep their mobile devices safe and secure.

Online Shopping and E-Commerce

Americans are incorporating a wide range of digital tools and platforms into their purchasing decisions and buying habits, according to a Pew Research Center survey of US adults.

TV still the top source for election results, but digital platforms rise

A substantial majority of US voters – 84% – followed along as results trickled in on election night, and television was by far their most common way of tracking returns.