Why We Don’t Know Enough About Broadband in the U.S.
Many key questions about the information society require fine-grained, publicly available data about broadband deployment and use at the local level — but government agencies need more help in gathering it.
Broadband: What’s All the Fuss About?
The impacts of high-speed connections extend beyond access to information to active participation in the online commons.
When Strangers Contact Teens Online
While the number of teens made uncomfortable by an online experience with someone they do not know is relatively small, certain traits and activities are more likely to attract interactions with unknown individuals, whether unwanted or not.
The Internet has become America’s playground with the great majority of those online now using the web to pursue leisure-time interests from genealogy and collecting to gambling.
Why it will Be Hard to Close the Broadband Divide
The U.S. trails behind many countries in adopting broadband but narrowing the gap will be difficult.
China’s Online Population Explosion
The influx of tens of millions of new online participants each year can be expected to have far-reaching consequences for the people of China, for its government and economy, and for the United States and the world.
Don’t Blame Me: It’s the Phone’s Fault!
Many internet and cell phone users find devices and applications too complicated or hardly worth the trouble. Here are some ideas to address those problems.
New internet features let users organize digital material their own way.
Election 2006 Online
A new poll finds the number of Americans who got most of their information about the 2006 campaign on the internet doubled from the 2002 mid-term election, and many used the web to become politically involved.
Social Networking Websites and Teens
In the past 5 years, social networking sites have rocketed from a niche activity in to a phenomenon that engages tens of millions of internet users.