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Pew Internet Project is one of the most popular free public research organizations that collects and monitors data on Internet usage and trends in US that impact communities and every day aspects of our life.

To put it simply, it measures things like how many teens (12-18) have a Facebook profile, or how many adults between 18-35 have a broadband connection, who buy more online: women or men, what percentage of patients check for health on Internet, the actual number of adults playing video games and so on.

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It’s one of the biggest free public research sources whose findings and reports are heavily cited by most mainstream publications and technology blogs all accross the web. All of their content is available online or downloadable in PDF format for free from their site, for personal non-commercial use. Users can browse reports by type and by publication year.

They have their own experts for different technology topics (social networking, broadband, web 2.0) whom you can contact by email, to ask questions or inquire about posted reports.


  • Non-profit free public research source for technology trends in US.
  • Focuses on how internet affects people lives.
  • View all the content (reports, statistics, presentations) for free online or download in PDF format. For personal use only.
  • Contact experts on different technology topics.
  • Browse reports by type (presentation, dataset, commentary, media mention) and by publication year.

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