News for Digital Journalists

July 29, 2009

Use of Videosharing Sites Surges

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project study shows that 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. One in three internet users watch television shows or movies online; 23% of these viewers have watched online video on their TV.

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project study shows that 62% of adult internet users have watched video on sites such as YouTube. That’s a jump of 33% since December 2006. See the full report for details.