October 30, 2014

Pew Study Shows Teens’ Social Media Use Rising, Race Affects Habits

Teen on mobile device

Teenagers are revealing more about themselves on social media than ever before, but they’re also taking more steps to protect their privacy online, according to “Teens, Social Media, and Privacy,” a May 21 report issued by Pew Internet. The report also found Twitter use among teens—especially African Americans—is rising, while teens’ fondness for Facebook is on the decline.

Study Predicts Always-On Generation Will Excel at Multitasking; Lag in Patience and Focus

girls in class looking at their phones

By 2020, teens and young people will excel at creatively juggling multiple tasks, but they’re likely to lag in long-valued skills like staying focused and patiently working through a problem, according to a survey released today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.