As part of an ongoing examination of social media and news, Pew Research Center analyzed the scope and characteristics of social media news consumers across nine social networking sites.
When GfK MRI asked US smartphone users about what mobile apps they checked first thing in the morning on a typical weekday, two-thirds said they looked at text messages, and 63% checked email.
This infographic from SSLs.com highlights some of the milestones of internet history, from the first email to the first eCommerce transaction to the first tweet.
This year, for the first time, more than half of the US population will use Facebook.
Instagram and Kik are the messaging applications that young teens are most apt to often use.
YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram are considered cool by the largest share of US online teens (12-17) who are monthly users of the platforms.
Teens (aged 13-18) in the US spend roughly 9 hours per day with media, including more than 6-and-a-half hours with screen media.
Some 58% of American adults consider themselves addicted to their phone, and that figure rises to 76% among Millennials.
Image and video post interaction rates on Facebook dropped on a year-over-year basis in Q3, as they did in Q2, with the opposite trend apparent for link and text posts.
LinkedIn remains the most broadly used social network among the Fortune 500, with 93% of the companies analyzed maintaining an account.