Why it will Be Hard to Close the Broadband Divide
The U.S. trails behind many countries in adopting broadband but narrowing the gap will be difficult.
China’s Online Population Explosion
The influx of tens of millions of new online participants each year can be expected to have far-reaching consequences for the people of China, for its government and economy, and for the United States and the world.
A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users
The advent of Web 2.0 invites users to participate in the commons of cyberspace. Yet little is known about which segments of the population are inclined to make robust use of the new technologies and which aren’t. Using data from a new survey, the Pew Internet & American Life project has developed a typology of people’s relationship to information and communications technology.
A new joint report from the Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that low levels of education and limited English ability largely explain the gap in internet use between Hispanics and non-Hispanics living in the U.S.
The Future of the Internet II
742 top tech thinkers and stakeholders see expanding influence — and some scary scenarios.
Home Broadband Goes Mainstream
The number of Americans with fast internet connections at home has jumped from 60 million in March 2005 to 84 million in March 2006.
Cell Phone Society
Many Americans now can’t live without them – but sometimes they can’t live with them.
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.
Families Drawn Together By Communication Revolution
A Social Trends Report