Internet & Tech Aug. 11, 2010

Broadband 2010: A Big Slowdown

Broadband adoption slowed dramatically in 2010 across a range of demographic groups with African Americans a major exception. But 53% of Americans don’t place a high priority on government efforts to spread high-speed access.

Internet & Tech Jul. 9, 2010

Millennials’ Likely Lifelong Online Sharing Habit

Technology experts generally believe that today’s tech-savvy young people — the ‘digital natives’ who are known for enthusiastically embracing social networking and other online tools — will retain their willingness to share personal information online even as they get older and take on more responsibilities.

Internet & Tech Jul. 7, 2010

More Cell Phone Owners Use an App for That

While cell phone ownership has remained stable, today’s users are taking advantage of a much wider range of their phones’ capabilities (pictures, internet, music, etc.) compared with 2009.

Internet & Tech Jul. 2, 2010

The Future of Online Socializing

The social benefits of internet use will far outweigh the negatives over the next decade, according to experts. Email, social networks, and other online tools offer low friction opportunities to create, enhance, and rediscover social ties that make a difference in people’s lives and lower traditional communications constraints of cost, geography, and time.

Internet & Tech Jun. 18, 2010

Adults Text While Driving Too!

Adults are just as likely as teens to have texted while driving and are substantially more likely to have talked on a cell phone while driving.

Internet & Tech Jun. 11, 2010

The Future of Cloud Computing

Technology experts and stakeholders say they expect internet users will ‘live mostly in the cloud’ in 2020 and not on the desktop, working through cyberspace-based applications accessed through networked devices.

Internet & Tech Jun. 9, 2010

Neighbors Online

While nearly half of Americans still talk face-to-face with their neighbors, one in five now use digital tools to communicate with neighbors and monitor community developments.

Internet & Tech Jun. 3, 2010

Your New Tube: Online Video Continues to Grow

With an assist from YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, 69% of internet users have watched video online. There have been dramatic increases in the viewing of comedy and political videos, as well as movies and television on the internet.

Internet & Tech May. 26, 2010

Managing Your Online Profile

Reputation management has become a defining feature of online life, especially among younger Americans. Search engines and social media sites play a central role in building one’s reputation. Many have begun changing privacy settings on profiles, customizing who can see what and deleting unwanted information online.

Internet & Tech May. 5, 2010

The Semantic Web

Technology experts and stakeholders are divided over whether a world in which software agents carry out sophisticated tasks for users is on the immediate horizon.