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.
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.
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.
When Facing a Tough Decision, 60 Million Americans Now Seek the Internet’s Help
Whether buying a home or a car, picking a college or a stock, or seeking medical advice, more and more people turn to the web.
Truly a World Wide Web
Computer usage and internet access have gone global. In many countries the growth has been fastest among people older than 50, according to a new Pew Global Attitudes report.
Not Looking for Love
Hold the heart-shaped candy; most singles in America aren’t actively seeking romance.
The Strength of Internet Ties
The internet and email expand and strengthen the social ties that people maintain in the offline world, according to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
The first publication of the Pew Research Center explores American public opinion and values, religion and public life, media, the Internet, Hispanics, the states and global opinion.