Internet & Tech Sep. 16, 2008

Teens, Video Games and Civics

The first nationally representative study of teen video game play and civic engagement looks at which teens are playing what games, the equipment they use, the social context of their play, and the role of parents and parental monitoring.

Internet & Tech Sep. 12, 2008

Cloud Computing Gains in Currency

More and more online Americans are accessing data and applications, such as email and photos, that are stored in cyberspace.

Internet & Tech Aug. 28, 2008

Podcasts Proliferate, But Not Mainstream

Nearly one in five internet users (19%) has downloaded a podcast to listen to or view later — up from 12% in 2006. But podcasting has yet to become a fixture in the everyday lives of internet users, as very few download podcasts on a typical day.

Internet & Tech Aug. 6, 2008

Search Soars, Challenging Email as a Favorite Internet Activity

The percentage of internet users who use search engines on a typical day has been steadily rising from about one-third of all users in 2002, to a new high of just under one-half (49%).

Internet & Tech Jul. 2, 2008

Home Broadband Adoption 2008

Even as many broadband users opt for premium services, access stalls among low-income Americans

Internet & Tech Jun. 15, 2008

Politics Goes Viral Online

Already in this campaign season, more Americans — 46% — have gone online to get political news and campaign information than in all of 2004.

Internet & Tech May. 18, 2008

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.

Internet & Tech Apr. 24, 2008

Writing, Technology and Teens

Most teenagers spend a considerable amount of their life composing texts, but they don’t regard most of the material they create electronically as real writing. Does e-communication help – or hurt – students’ writing skills?

Internet & Tech Mar. 26, 2008

Few in China ComplainAbout Internet Controls

Many Americans assume that China’s internet users are unhappy about their government’s control of the internet, but a new survey finds most Chinese say they approve of internet regulation, especially by the government.

Internet & Tech Mar. 5, 2008

Seeding The Cloud: What Mobile Access Means for Usage Patterns and Online Content

Groups that have trailed in “traditional” internet access are in a better position to shape cyberspace as wireless devices make it more accessible.