Internet & Tech May. 19, 2008

Tracking China’s Earthquake on TV and the Internet – Part II

In a second dispatch, our Beijing correspondent reports that Chinese TV is back to being the voice of the government. Meanwhile, the internet has become a more wild-west version of itself, with a virtual explosion of content that runs the gamut from informative to creative, irresponsible, angry, maudlin…

Internet & Tech May. 18, 2008

The Online Mall: How People Do – and Don’t – Use the Internet in Making Purchasing Decisions

A new Pew Internet Project study finds that going online helps people sort through product choices, but it is not the place where people usually close the deal for housing, cell phones or even music.

Internet & Tech May. 16, 2008

Tracking China’s Earthquake on TV and the Internet

While the internet proved to be a faster and more varied source of news about the disaster, Chinese television reports have shown an unprecedented absence of censorship: “The faces in these productions tell everything. The soldiers are young; the grief is raw; the eyes are desperate.”

Internet & Tech Apr. 24, 2008

Writing, Technology and Teens

Most teenagers spend a considerable amount of their life composing texts, but they don’t regard most of the material they create electronically as real writing. Does e-communication help – or hurt – students’ writing skills?

Internet & Tech Apr. 21, 2008

How Different Are People Who Don’t Respond to Pollsters?

Survey research firms face increasingly high non-completion rates. Analysis based on extra efforts to reach non-responders finds few differences between the responses of the easy- and hard-to-reach.

Internet & Tech Mar. 26, 2008

Few in China ComplainAbout Internet Controls

Many Americans assume that China’s internet users are unhappy about their government’s control of the internet, but a new survey finds most Chinese say they approve of internet regulation, especially by the government.

Internet & Tech Mar. 5, 2008

Info on the Go: Mobile Access to Data and Information

A new Pew Internet survey finds that 62% of all U.S. adults are now part of a wireless, mobile population.

Internet & Tech Mar. 5, 2008

Seeding The Cloud: What Mobile Access Means for Usage Patterns and Online Content

Groups that have trailed in “traditional” internet access are in a better position to shape cyberspace as wireless devices make it more accessible.

Internet & Tech Feb. 20, 2008

A Portrait of Early Internet Adopters: Why People First Went Online –and Why They Stayed

Technology has advanced and the size and composition of the internet population has changed, but the reasons internet users go online and the things they do while there have remained remarkably constant.

Internet & Tech Feb. 14, 2008

Fast, Mobile Internet Access Adds to Privacy Problems

Many Americans are jumping into the participatory Web without considering all the privacy implications.