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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.