What Do Americans Do For Privacy in the Post-Snowden Era?
Almost two years after the first disclosures of government surveillance programs by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and Americans are still coming to terms with how they feel about the programs and how to live in light of them. Read more
American scientists believe they face a challenging environment and the vast majority of them support the idea that participation in policy debates and engagement with citizens and journalists is necessary to further their work and careers. A survey of 3,748 American-based scientists connected with the American Association for the... Read more
For generations, analysts have worried about the impact of technology on people’s stress. Trains and industrial machinery were seen as noisy disruptors of pastoral village life that put people on edge. Telephones interrupted quiet times in homes. Watches and clocks added to the de-humanizing time pressures on factory workers... Read more
Harassment is a common part of online life that has become inherent to the experiences of many web users. Fully 73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it, according to a new survey by the Pew Research... Read more
Experts envision automation and intelligent digital agents permeating vast areas of our work and personal lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create. The vast majority of those over 1,800 respondents to the 2014 Future of the Internet canvassing... Read more
The Internet of Things in 2025: embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology
The latest research report by Pew Research Center Internet Project looks at the future of internet, and more specifically to the development of the Internet of Things (sometimes called the Cloud of Things), a catchall phrase for the array of devices, appliances, vehicles, wearable material, and sensor-laden parts of... Read more
One of the main findings in the most recent national survey conducted by Pew Research Center shows that the American public anticipates that the coming half-century will be a period of profound scientific change, as inventions that were once confined to the realm of science fiction come into common... Read more
America’s seniors (ages 65 and older) have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen, according to newly released data from research company Pew Research Center. Two different groups of older Americans emerge. The... Read more
The digital era has brought profound challenges and opportunities to a huge number of institutions and industries, from universities to newspapers to the music industry, in ways both large and small. Institutions that were previously identified with printed material—and its attendant properties of being expensive, scarce, and obscure—are now... Read more
Nu ştiu cât de veridice vi se par filmele din seria Terminator, însă, modul în care avansează internetul şi tehnologia în zilele noastre (doar câteva exemple: se testează lifturi cu Inteligenţă Artificială care vor şti exact la ce etaj doriţi să mergeţi, ceasurile şi brăţările inteligente vă măsoară tensiunea... Read more
Conversations on Twitter create networks with identifiable contours as people reply to and mention one another in their tweets. These conversational structures differ, depending on the subject and the people driving the conversation. Six structures are regularly observed: divided, unified, fragmented, clustered, and inward and outward hub and spoke... Read more