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.
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.
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.
Parents and spouses are using the internet and cell phones to create a “new connectedness” that builds on remote connections and shared internet experiences.
More than six in ten workers now use the internet or email on the job, but many find technology a mixed blessing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%).