Internet & Tech Nov. 27, 2006

Podcasts Proliferate

As the array of individuals and mainstream media institutions providing podcasts has expanded rapidly — as well as the types of digital multimedia content available from the internet — so too has the audience for downloadable video, images and text.

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.

Internet & Tech Sep. 28, 2006

The Future of the Internet II

742 top tech thinkers and stakeholders see expanding influence — and some scary scenarios.

Internet & Tech Sep. 28, 2006

Digital ’Natives’ Invade the Workplace

Newcomers to the world of work may find that their bosses are strangers in the digital world

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 Jul. 19, 2006

A Blogger Portrait

A new, national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology.

Internet & Tech Jun. 14, 2006

Surfing to the Bank

Some 63 million Americans now let their keyboards do their banking, as online financial housekeeping has burgeoned along with internet use generally. But the “trust gap” may limit further growth, especially among less financially experienced internet users.