If you have news, it will be aggregated and/or curated

One thing that becomes clear from the latest Pew report on the state of media is just how big a role aggregators — both human and machine-powered — are playing in news consumption. That is both a danger and an opportunity for mainstream media players.

Line between online and offline life continues to blur

A new report from the Pew Center shows that not only are users of social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter more socially and politically engaged both online and offline, but there are few signs of any “echo chamber” effects from online social activity.

Twitter Used By 8 Percent of American Internet Users

Despite its fast growth and media clout, Twitter remains a niche service in the U.S., used by just 8 percent of American Internet users, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. Twitter is most popular among Hispanic, Black and younger urban users.

Will Location-Based Services Ever Go Mainstream?

If you use a location-based service like Foursquare, you are a member of a tiny minority, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, which found that less than 5 percent of online adults use such services. Can Facebook make location go mainstream?

Online Reputation Management Now a Full-time Job

Managing what is said about them online has become “a defining feature of online life for many internet users, especially the young,” according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Younger users also tend to be less trusting of content-hosting sites.

News Has "Become a Social Experience": Pew

News consumption has become a fundamentally social experience, and consumers are no longer loyal to a specific site or a specific new outlet, according to a joint research report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Anatomy of a Gadget Fail

A study out on Sunday from the Pew Internet and American Life Project found 44 percent of respondents experienced some kind of web connection failure, 39 percent experienced a computer failure and 29 percent experienced a cell phone issue within the last 12 months.