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Mary Madden

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Pew Research Center

Mary Madden is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. She is a nationally recognized expert on trends in social media use, online privacy management, and the impact of digital media on teens and parents. In addition to authoring reports and disseminating new findings to the public, Madden assists in the development of research partnerships. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center, Madden worked as a research assistant at Georgetown University. Madden holds a master’s with distinction from Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology program and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in English. She has been with the center since 2002, and has authored over forty reports during her tenure. Madden is a frequent public speaker and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio, among others, regarding her research.


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02 Mar 2017

A new report finds that teens and young adults express low levels of trust in the news media and use a variety of strategies to confirm, verify, and clarify the stories they care about, according to a study produced by Data & Society Research Institute and supported by the John S. and James...

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21 May 2013

This report finds that teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information.

Despite taking these privacy-protective actions,...

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13 Mar 2013

Smartphone adoption among American teens has increased substantially and mobile access to the internet is pervasive. One in four teens are “cell-mostly” internet users, who say they mostly go online using their phone and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer....

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14 Nov 2012

This report looks at some steps parents are taking to observe, discuss, and check up on their children’s digital footprints.

Most parents of teenagers are concerned about what their teenage children do online and how their behavior could be...

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14 Aug 2009

As the audience for online video continues to grow, a leading edge of internet users are migrating their viewing from their computer screens to their TV screens. At the same time, more cell phone users are opting for the convenience of watching video on smaller screens via their handheld devices...

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02 Jul 2009

In the decade since Napster’s launch, selling recorded music has become as much of an art as making the music itself.

The music industry has been on the front lines of the battle to convert freeloaders into paying customers, and their efforts have been watched closely by...

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30 Sep 2008

Just over half of American adults (53%) say that they are currently employed with full or part-time work. Among those who are employed, 62% could be considered "Networked Workers" who use the internet or email at their workplace. Networked Workers are not only connected while at work, but they...

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03 Sep 2008

Currently, 19 per cent of internet users in the US say they have downloaded a podcast so they could listen to it or view it later. Podcasting has yet to become a fixture in the everyday lives of internet users, as very few internet users download podcasts on a typical day.

As gadgets with...

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07 Jan 2008

Content creation by teenagers continues to grow, with 64% of online teenagers ages 12 to 17 engaging in at least one type of content creation, up from 57% of online teens in 2004. The use of social media is gaining a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of...

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20 Dec 2007

The vast array of data points that make up "personal information" in the age of online media are nearly impossible to quantify or neatly define. Name, address, and phone number are just the basics in a world where voluntarily posting self-authored content such as text, photos, and video has...

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