Internet & Tech Dec. 14, 2006

Internet Users In Search of a Home

More than a quarter of all adults in the U.S. — and more than half of 18-29 year olds — have looked online for information about housing, double the overall number of Americans who had done so in 2000.

Internet & Tech Nov. 27, 2006

Podcasts Proliferate

As the array of individuals and mainstream media institutions providing podcasts has expanded rapidly — as well as the types of digital multimedia content available from the internet — so too has the audience for downloadable video, images and text.

Internet & Tech Nov. 27, 2006

Virtual Space is the Place

About 72 million people have used the internet to explore other areas, a 33% increase over 2004 when an estimated 54 million did so. On a typical day, more than five million people are taking virtual tours in cyberspace, up from roughly two million in 2004.

Internet & Tech Nov. 6, 2006

The Internet and Politics: No Revolution, Yet

Political fund-raising, campaigning, blogging and YouTubing are all on the rise, but they’re still a small part of the election scene.

Internet & Tech Oct. 5, 2006

Riding the Waves of “Web 2.0″

This Pew Internet report provides a short history and description of the catch-all Internet buzzword “Web 2.0″ and examines the Web applications it describes.

Internet & Tech Sep. 28, 2006

Digital ’Natives’ Invade the Workplace

Newcomers to the world of work may find that their bosses are strangers in the digital world

Internet & Tech Sep. 21, 2006

Politics in Cyberspace

With mid-term elections approaching, record numbers of Americans are turning to the internet for information on politics and campaigns.

Internet & Tech Jun. 14, 2006

Surfing to the Bank

Some 63 million Americans now let their keyboards do their banking, as online financial housekeeping has burgeoned along with internet use generally. But the “trust gap” may limit further growth, especially among less financially experienced internet users.

Internet & Tech Apr. 18, 2006

When Facing a Tough Decision, 60 Million Americans Now Seek the Internet’s Help

Whether buying a home or a car, picking a college or a stock, or seeking medical advice, more and more people turn to the web.

Internet & Tech Apr. 10, 2006

Are “Wired Seniors” Sitting Ducks?

Older internet users, even relative newcomers to the senior ranks, may be easy targets for viruses, spyware and the like. Younger internet users take more chances online, but they also take more precautions.