Broadband: What’s All the Fuss About?
The impacts of high-speed connections extend beyond access to information to active participation in the online commons.
When Strangers Contact Teens Online
While the number of teens made uncomfortable by an online experience with someone they do not know is relatively small, certain traits and activities are more likely to attract interactions with unknown individuals, whether unwanted or not.
E-patients with a Disability or Chronic Disease
Just half of adults with chronic conditions use the internet; but once online, they are avid consumers of health information.
The Internet has become America’s playground with the great majority of those online now using the web to pursue leisure-time interests from genealogy and collecting to gambling.
Why it will Be Hard to Close the Broadband Divide
The U.S. trails behind many countries in adopting broadband but narrowing the gap will be difficult.
Online Videos Go Mainstream
Widespread deployment of broadband and a dramatic promotion push by content providers has helped pave the way for mainstream audiences to adopt online video viewing.
China’s Online Population Explosion
The influx of tens of millions of new online participants each year can be expected to have far-reaching consequences for the people of China, for its government and economy, and for the United States and the world.
Mean Teens Online: Forget Sticks and Stones, They’ve Got Mail
Forget sticks and stones, today’s teenagers have got the web at their command and about a third of those online tell a new Pew Internet survey that they have been targets of annoying and potentially menacing online activities.
Don’t Blame Me: It’s the Phone’s Fault!
Many internet and cell phone users find devices and applications too complicated or hardly worth the trouble. Here are some ideas to address those problems.
Adjusting to a Diet of Spam
As more of the stuff finds its way into Americans’ personal and workplace email accounts, internet users find it easier to digest.