This article appeared on the Fox Illinois web site on April 13, 2017. The article profiles Champaign Public Library, and how the proposed federal budget, which includes the elimination of the IMLS, puts libraries like Champaign PL in jeopardy. “It’s a place where you can find a book to read,” Harrington said. “You can find that computer […]
On March 1, Pew Research released its latest survey of U.S. adults and how they use social media. A few highlights:
Facebook and YouTube dominate this landscape, as notable majorities of U.S. adults use each of these sites. 73% of adults use YouTube, and 68% of adults use Facebook.
Younger adults, ages 18-24, use Snapchat (78%), with 71% of them visiting the platform several times per day. 71% of Americans in this age group now use Instagram and close to half (45%) are Twitter users.
More Americans are using Instagram: 35% in comparison to 28% in 2016.
Pinterest remains substantially more popular with women (41% of whom say they use the site) than with men (16%).
LinkedIn remains especially popular among college graduates and those in high-income households. Some 50% of Americans with a college degree use LinkedIn, compared with just 9% of those with a high school diploma or less.