BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 2 2015
"The 2016 election will be live-streamed"; 64% Americans now own a smartphone; proposal to classify third-party analytics tools as communications tools; female-run VC funds; and much, much more. Read More
BY Jessica McKenzie | Friday, December 6 2013
BY Jessica McKenzie | Thursday, April 25 2013
A new dongle for smartphones can be used to crowdsource a clean water project out to concerned citizens worldwide. The Mobosens dongle senses water quality and sends the information to the cloud where it is stored, aggregated and mapped. Users can also post and share data on social media, which adds to both the collective knowledge and the all-important awareness of an area’s water quality.Read More
BY Lisa Goldman | Wednesday, October 31 2012
While the release of low cost smartphones is a welcome development, their rapid proliferation could come at the cost of presenting an opportunity for malicious hackers. Read More
BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, October 9 2012
To reach registered voters on their mobile phones this year, campaigns stand a better chance by recruiting supporters to talk to their peers on social networks, according to new survey data.
While 88 percent of registered voters own some sort of cell phone, according to a survey released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, just five percent have signed up to receive text messages from a campaign or related group, and only eight percent have used an app from a candidate.
Meanwhile, 45 percent of smartphone-wielding voters have used their phone to read comments about the campaign on social networking sites.Read More
BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, September 7 2011
Americans are still tuned out from the check-in. A study released yesterday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that a paltry seven percent of all adults have their phones set to automatically tag their ... Read More
BY Nick Judd | Monday, August 15 2011
Photo: Cheon Fong Liew / Flickr Here are three reasons why mobile phones could be a crucial battlefield for the 2012 election, courtesy of a Pew Internet & American Life Project study released this morning: ... Read More