Internet & Tech Feb. 19, 2010

Does Google Make Us Stupid?

Experts and stakeholders say the internet will enhance — not degrade — our intelligence. It will also change the functions of reading and writing and be built around still-unanticipated gadgetry and applications.

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Internet & Tech Feb. 3, 2010

Data: Teen and Young Adult Internet Use

A new Pew Internet Project report reveals that 93% of teens ages 12‐17 go online, as do 93% of young adults ages 18‐29. Three quarters (74%) of all adults ages 18 and older go online. Over the past ten years, teens and young adults have been consistently the two groups most likely to go online, even as the internet population has grown and even with documented larger increases in certain age cohorts (e.g. adults 65 and older).

Internet & Tech Feb. 3, 2010

Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults

While the overall internet population expanded continuously over the past decade, Millennials continue to be the most likely age group to go online (93% now use the internet). However, their use of blogs, Twitter and social networking sites has changed in recent years.

Internet & Tech Jan. 5, 2010

Internet User Profiles Reloaded

A new look at internet users finds 74% of Americans online, 60% using broadband at home and 55% surfing the Web wirelessly.

Hispanic Dec. 22, 2009

Latinos Online: Narrowing the Gap

From 2006 to 2008, internet use among Latino adults rose by 10 percentage points, from 54% to 64%, compared with a 4-percentage-point rise among whites and a 2-percentage-point rise among blacks. The growth among Latinos was driven mainly by increased usage by the foreign born and those with lower incomes — groups that have low rates of online activity.

Internet & Tech Nov. 4, 2009

Social Isolation and New Technology

A new study challenges previous research and commonplace fears about the harmful social impact of internet and cell phone use.

Internet & Tech Oct. 21, 2009

RT: More Americans Tweeting

One-in-five online Americans are now on Twitter. Those on social networking websites, mobile internet users and young adults have been most responsible for the proliferation of tweets.

Internet & Tech Sep. 10, 2009

Americans Researching the Recession Also Look for Digital Diversions

Most Americans who have turned to online sources for economic information have also used the internet to take their minds off of their financial troubles, especially younger online economic users.

Internet & Tech Jul. 29, 2009

Your Other Tube: Audience for Video-Sharing Sites Soars

The number of online adults who say they have visited an online-video site has nearly doubled since 2006, and outpaces other online pastimes such as social networking, downloading podcasts and tweeting. Watching video on sites such as YouTube is near-universal among young adults.

Internet & Tech Jun. 15, 2009

The State of Music Online: Ten Years after Napster

While Napster morphed from its lawless larval stage to a dues-paying music service, consumers have had their pick of surviving free, peer-to-peer applications. And while the music industry has been on the front lines of the battle to convert freeloaders into paying customers, their efforts have been watched closely by other digitized industries.