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Pew Research Center: About a quarter of U.S. adults say they are ‘almost constantly online

By Andrew Perrin and JingJing Jiang Pew Research Center As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more widespread, 26% of American adults now report that they go online “almost constantly,” up from 21% in 2015, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in January 2018. Overall, 77% of Americans go online on a daily basis. That figure includes the 26% who go online almost constantly,...

Empathy? Now there’s an app for that — EKU professor helping kids learn to be kind

Teens and younger children may learn to be kinder and more empathetic by playing a game on their phones, thanks to a new, interactive app, “Random App of Kindness” (RAKi), created by a group of social science researchers, including Eastern Kentucky University psychology professor Dr. Matthew Winslow. Prior research by Sara Konrath at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, who...

Rural Blog: Study says Americans twice as likely to get news through smartphones than newspapers

Americans are twice as likely to access news through smartphones than newspapers, says a study commissioned by Nielsen and the Knight Foundation. Television remains the top source of news, but smartphones are second. Of the 144 million U.S. adults who own smartphones, 89 percent access news and information through the devices. “While mobile users only spend 5 percent of mobile time on news,...