Research + News | Topic: Social Communication

Teens Embrace Anonymous Social Networks to Discuss Awkward Topics, Build Confidence

Most teenagers say they’re confident about what they post on social media. About 79 percent of those polled in an online study released Thursday by Ask.fm and YouGov reported that they “rarely say things online they regret.” But teens are also embracing anonymity. Read the rest of the article here.

How Having Smartphones (Or Not) Shapes The Way Teens Communicate

Pew Research Center reports that 73% of teens now have a smartphone, but those who do and do not tend to communicate in different ways. Read the report here.

What About Teens Who Don’t Have Smartphones?

What are the effects of lack-of-technology access to the portion of teens who don’t own smartphones? Read the article here.

Digital Democracy Survey

A multi-generational view of consumer technology, media and telecom trends from Deloitte. Download the research here.

Anonymity and Privacy

There are three camps when it comes to social and messaging apps: private, semi-private and anonymous. Read the article here.

What Is “Sharenting” and Should We Be Worried By It?

Are parents oversharing their children’s exploits on social media? Read the article here.

Do Millennials Ever Put Down Their Mobiles?

Millennials spend more time than older consumers with almost all mobile communication activities. Read the report here.

The Great Fragmentation: We Are All Weirdos Now

Columnist Jon Evans wonders if there is such a thing as mainstream culture anymore, thanks to the fragmentation caused by technology. Read the article here.

Tech-Savvy Grandkids Keep Grandparents Young

Grandparents text, email and videoconference grandchildren. Read the full article here.

‘More Connected, Yet More Alone’

As our society (and our lives) become more saturated with technological devices, is our “connected” culture creating a society of lonely people? Read the article here.