Internet & Tech Dec. 7, 2008

Video Games: Adults are Players Too

Video games aren’t just child’s play; more than half of adults and about a quarter of seniors are digital gamers too.

Internet & Tech Dec. 4, 2008

Obama’s Online Opportunities

For a host of reasons, the new administration needs to develop a national broadband strategy but research suggests that users must be central actors in its design.

Internet & Tech Nov. 16, 2008

When Technology Fails

Need help in setting up that new computer? Feel frustrated when your cellphone acts up? According to a new Pew Internet Project survey, you are far from alone.

Internet & Tech Oct. 19, 2008

Networked Families

Parents and spouses are using the internet and cell phones to create a “new connectedness” that builds on remote connections and shared internet experiences.

Internet & Tech Sep. 24, 2008

Networked Workers

More than six in ten workers now use the internet or email on the job, but many find technology a mixed blessing.

Internet & Tech Sep. 16, 2008

Teens, Video Games and Civics

The first nationally representative study of teen video game play and civic engagement looks at which teens are playing what games, the equipment they use, the social context of their play, and the role of parents and parental monitoring.

Internet & Tech Sep. 12, 2008

Cloud Computing Gains in Currency

More and more online Americans are accessing data and applications, such as email and photos, that are stored in cyberspace.

Internet & Tech Aug. 28, 2008

Podcasts Proliferate, But Not Mainstream

Nearly one in five internet users (19%) has downloaded a podcast to listen to or view later — up from 12% in 2006. But podcasting has yet to become a fixture in the everyday lives of internet users, as very few download podcasts on a typical day.

Internet & Tech Aug. 26, 2008

E-Patients: Chronically Ill Seek Health Information Online

More Americans are making a habit of using the internet to gather health information as broadband adoption increases. But personal motivation is also a powerful factor, as those with chronic diseases are more likely to search for and make decisions about health care online.

Internet & Tech Aug. 6, 2008

Search Soars, Challenging Email as a Favorite Internet Activity

The percentage of internet users who use search engines on a typical day has been steadily rising from about one-third of all users in 2002, to a new high of just under one-half (49%).