When Technology Fails
Need help in setting up that new computer? Feel frustrated when your cellphone acts up? According to a new Pew Internet Project survey, you are far from alone.
Parents and spouses are using the internet and cell phones to create a “new connectedness” that builds on remote connections and shared internet experiences.
Home Broadband Adoption 2008
Even as many broadband users opt for premium services, access stalls among low-income Americans
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.
A Portrait of Early Internet Adopters: Why People First Went Online –and Why They Stayed
Technology has advanced and the size and composition of the internet population has changed, but the reasons internet users go online and the things they do while there have remained remarkably constant.
Why We Don’t Know Enough About Broadband in the U.S.
Many key questions about the information society require fine-grained, publicly available data about broadband deployment and use at the local level — but government agencies need more help in gathering it.
Parents, Teens and Technology
Family members tend to use the same kinds of gadgets, but teenagers find them more useful.
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.