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Pew Research data shows U.S. still taking the tablets

By libertyc
October 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

The latest Tablet and E-reader Ownership Update from the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project shows Americans consuming tablets and ereader devices eagerly, although perhaps not at the same breakneck speed that they were in previous years. “Overall, the number of people who have a tablet [...]

TeleRead Calls Bullshit On All These Meaningless Publishing Industry Reports

By libertyc
December 29, 2012 // 3 Comments

"One of the biggest mistakes we as a society in general, and industry in specific make is that we mistake medium for the message. Those who can keep their eye on the message—Amazon and Netflix for example—profit handsomely. On the flip-side you have Flickr." —Om Malik This particular time of [...]

The Disappearing Market Share of the E-Reader: Is it now a transitioning technology?

By libertyc
November 1, 2012 // 10 Comments

Last weekend, Reuters ran an interesting analysis-style think piece titled “E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf.” The article revolves around the idea that because tablets have grown so popular, so quickly, the lowly e-reader has essentially becoming a nearly outdated gadget. [...]

Pew Research Center: Young Americans prefer reading e-books on cell phones and computers

By libertyc
October 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

If you haven’t had a chance to look it over just yet, here’s the link (PDF) to the Pew Research Center’s recently-released study on the reading and library usage habits of young Americans. If you’re simply looking for the study’s bottom line—the take-away, as it [...]

Can e-readers help save reading?

By libertyc
May 22, 2012 // 3 Comments has a post by Justin Marquis Ph.D. looking at the alarming trend of declining reading rates over the last few decades, and bringing up the recent Pew study showing that e-reader owners read more as a possible harbinger of ways to reduce the trend. People who read more, [...]

Pew issues comprehensive survey report on ereading

By Paul Biba
April 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

From a report just published by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.  The full summary of the report is here and contains much more info than is reproduced below.  Unfortunately, despite its non-profit status Pew does not issue its reports under a Creative Commons License so I can’t [...]

46% of American adults own a smartphone

By libertyc
March 6, 2012 // 2 Comments

Ars Technica and our sister blog Gadgetell have links to an interesting Pew Research survey on the demographics of smartphones. According to the survey, 46% of American adults now (think they) have smartphones. (8% aren’t sure whether what they have is a smartphone or not.) There are some numbers [...]

Pew Research Center releases study on tablets and news reading

By libertyc
October 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, at, has released a study on how many people own tablets and how they use them. According to the study, 11% of the US adult population owns a tablet, 77% of those owners use their tablets daily, and 53% of tablet owners [...]

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