Internet & Tech Dec. 31, 2007

In Search of Solutions: How People use the Internet, Libraries, and Government Agencies to Find Help

A new survey challenges the assumption that libraries are no longer relevant, although the internet is now the most consulted information source.

Internet & Tech Oct. 9, 2007

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.

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 Dec. 14, 2006

Internet Users In Search of a Home

More than a quarter of all adults in the U.S. — and more than half of 18-29 year olds — have looked online for information about housing, double the overall number of Americans who had done so in 2000.

Internet & Tech Nov. 27, 2006

Virtual Space is the Place

About 72 million people have used the internet to explore other areas, a 33% increase over 2004 when an estimated 54 million did so. On a typical day, more than five million people are taking virtual tours in cyberspace, up from roughly two million in 2004.

Internet & Tech Nov. 20, 2006

Seeking Science in Cyberspace

A Pew Internet/Exploratorium project finds nearly 9-in-10 online users have researched a scientific topic or concept on the internet. Nearly three quarters (71%) of internet users say they turn to the internet for science news and information because it is convenient.

Internet & Tech Nov. 1, 2006

Seeking Health Online

Most of the millions of Americans who turn to the web for health information are pleased by what they find — though few check the quality of the information.

Internet & Tech Oct. 5, 2006

Riding the Waves of “Web 2.0″

This Pew Internet report provides a short history and description of the catch-all Internet buzzword “Web 2.0″ and examines the Web applications it describes.

Media & News Aug. 1, 2006

Now in its Adolescence, the Internet Evolves into a Supplementary News Source

Now, as the internet enters its second decade as a potent new information technology, a study of America’s news consumption puts that adolescent’s role in the media family into sharper focus and clearer context.

Internet & Tech May. 2, 2006

Finding Answers Online In Sickness and In Health

Americans rely on the internet for important health information now more than ever and many say it’s their most important source of help when illness strikes.