Internet & Tech Sep. 19, 2007

Hobbyists Online

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.

Internet & Tech Aug. 1, 2007

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.

Internet & Tech Jul. 25, 2007

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.

Internet & Tech Jul. 12, 2007

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.

Internet & Tech Jun. 27, 2007

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.

Internet & Tech Jun. 20, 2007

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.

Internet & Tech May. 23, 2007

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.

Internet & Tech May. 6, 2007

A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users

The advent of Web 2.0 invites users to participate in the commons of cyberspace. Yet little is known about which segments of the population are inclined to make robust use of the new technologies and which aren’t. Using data from a new survey, the Pew Internet & American Life project has developed a typology of people’s relationship to information and communications technology.

Internet & Tech Apr. 24, 2007

Wikipedia: When in Doubt, Multitudes Seek It Out

The online, citizen-generated encyclopedia draws more visitors on a typical day than internet shopping, dating, travel booking, chat rooms or auctions — especially among the well-educated and college-aged.

Internet & Tech Apr. 18, 2007

Teens, Privacy & Online Social Networks

A new survey and a series of focus groups, conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, study teens’ online management of their personal information on social networking websites. The study suggests that internet life poses some potential risks for online teens, e.g. 32% (and 43% of social-networking teens) have been contacted by complete strangers.