New Media Index: Our Weekly Content Analysis
This section contains the complete archive of all the PEJ New Media Indexes. They are published below in chronological order, but our archive is also searchable. Use the key word search on the left to find reports about specific news events.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 19, 2012|
|The sale of the photo networking site Instagram to Facebook for $1 billion gained attention on both blogs and Twitter last week as users were startled by the large price tag. Also, three separate media controversies kept the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin case in the news six weeks after the incident occurred.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 11, 2012|
|Social media users are often fascinated by high-tech advances and a preview of Google’s augmented-reality glasses last week generated a major reaction on blogs and Twitter. Meanwhile, an April Fools’ joke at the expense of a presidential candidate was the most popular news-related YouTube video.|
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: April 5, 2012|
|For the second week in a row, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin was widely discussed with many focusing on the role of race in the incident. |
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: March 22, 2012|
|The Republican presidential frontrunner was the target of significant criticism from bloggers last week in response to his remarks on Planned Parenthood and Rush Limbaugh as well as a column he wrote in 2009. |
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: March 8, 2012|
|In social media, praise easily outweighed the criticism of controversial blogger and conservative political activist Andrew Breitbart after his passing late last week.
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: March 1, 2012|
|In the blogosphere last week, scientist Peter Gleick’s admission that he used a false identity to obtain global warming-related documents topped the news. |
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: February 24, 2012|
|One particular performer at the February 12 Grammy ceremonies triggered a torrent of conversation in the social media last week. And much of that discussion included anger directed the awards, the singer and even some of his fans. |
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: February 9, 2012|
|Last week, bloggers circulated a letter written more than a century ago from a former slave. Some in social media were able to use publicly available information on the web to investigate the veracity of the letter. On YouTube, three different videos featuring Russians became a news phenomenon. |
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: February 2, 2012|
|With Facebook’s IPO filing, this special edition of the New Media Index examines the conversation about the company among bloggers and tweeters during the past three years. |
|Source: PEJ Research; Date Posted: January 26, 2012|
|Legislation aimed at combating online piracy drew the universal ire of social media users last week as a large January 18 protest put pressure on Congress to oppose the bills. And in what many observers called an unprecedented event, the online resistance actually forced the legislators into retreat last week. |