There’s a Robot on the Line for You
Nearly two-thirds of registered voters (64%) received recorded telephone messages in the final stages of the 2006 mid-term election. These so-called “robo-calls” were the second most popular way for campaigns and political activists to reach voters, trailing only direct mail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Digital ’Natives’ Invade the Workplace
Newcomers to the world of work may find that their bosses are strangers in the digital world
Politics in Cyberspace
With mid-term elections approaching, record numbers of Americans are turning to the internet for information on politics and campaigns.
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.
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.