47 percent of Internet users ages fifty to sixty-four used social networking between April 2009 and May 2010—up from 25 percent the year before

100 percent growth in the same period for Internet users over sixty-five using social networking

35 percent of adults who own cell phones with apps; only two-thirds use them and only 13 percent of adult cell-phone users paid for an app

52 percent of adults who downloaded apps in the thirty days before a 2009 Nielson apps playbook survey and used them for news or weather

60 percent of adults who used apps in the same period for games; 51 percent for maps and navigation

1,000 the number of people Glenn Beck joked the media would report attended his “Restoring Honor” rally in August

500,000 the minimum number of people Beck eventually decided had attended the rally

87,000 people, with a margin of error of 9,000, attended the rally, according to CBS and AirPhotosLive.com’s calculations

70 minutes a day spent with the news by the average American (thirteen of those minutes are spent online), an increase of three minutes from the 2006-08 average

17 percent of Americans said they got no news of any kind the day before they were called for the survey

Sources: The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Fox News Channel, CBS News

 

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