Ottawa Citizen: Social media skepticism helping fuel distrust of the internet, survey finds

Ottawa Citizen: Social media skepticism helping fuel distrust of the internet, survey finds. “A new global survey suggests distrust of the internet is being fuelled by growing skepticism of social-media services like Facebook and Twitter. One in four people who took part in the survey said they didn’t trust the internet, a view increasingly being driven by lack of confidence in social media, governments and search engines.”

Pew: U.S. adult Twitter users tend to be younger, more democratic; 10% create 80% of tweets (TechCrunch)

TechCrunch: Pew: U.S. adult Twitter users tend to be younger, more democratic; 10% create 80% of tweets. “A new report out this morning from Pew Research Center offers insight into the U.S. adult Twitter population. The firm’s research indicates the Twitterverse tends to skew younger and more Democratic than the general public. It also notes that the activity on Twitter is dominated by a small percentage — most users rarely tweet, while the most prolific 10 percent are responsible for 80 percent of tweets from U.S. adults.”

Pew: Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018

Pew (PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW PEW!): Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018. “The share of U.S. adults who say they use certain online platforms or apps is statistically unchanged from where it stood in early 2018 despite a long stretch of controversies over privacy, fake news and censorship on social media, according to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 8 to Feb. 7, 2019.”

Quartz: The average Pinterest user (spoiler, it’s a mom)

Quartz: The average Pinterest user (spoiler, it’s a mom). “Pinterest revealed a trove of data about its more than 250 million monthly active users in an IPO filing on Friday (March 22). While Pablo, 32, from Buenos Aires; Priyanka, 25, from Mumbai; and Kaye, 70, from Louisville—all featured in the filing—are surely worthy of their own portraits, the filing also paints a picture of the typical Pinterest user, or ‘pinner.’ Here’s what we learned about her.”

Washington Post: Zuckerberg says he’s going all in on private messaging. Facebook’s declining user numbers tell us why.

Washington Post: Zuckerberg says he’s going all in on private messaging. Facebook’s declining user numbers tell us why.. “Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg went public last week with his plan to reorient the embattled social network toward encryption and privacy — transforming Facebook from a boisterous global town square into an intimate living room, according to a philosophical essay posted to his Facebook wall. The essay was 3,200 words, but Zuckerberg managed to avoid mentioning how far users have already moved away from his town square — a reality that may help explain the boldness and urgency of Zuckerberg’s announcement.”

Juneau Empire: Alaska community data available on new interactive online portal

Juneau Empire: Alaska community data available on new interactive online portal. “Ever wondered what the Alaska Native names for all the communities in Alaska were? Or how many people lived in each community? Searching for such data just became way easier in an interactive portal. The Division of Community and Regional Affairs unveiled a new website this week, with the goal of making demographic information about communities across Alaska more easily accessible to the average person.”