Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.
Experts envision automation and intelligent digital agents permeating vast areas of our work and personal lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create.
Tech experts hope the open structure of the Internet will prevail in the coming decade; but they anticipate battles to preserve relatively unhindered connectivity.
Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.
39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped.
Americans are largely optimistic about the long-term future of scientific progress, but concerned about some changes that might occur in the near future.
Adoption is increasing, but many seniors remain isolated from digital life
A new typology of Americans’ public engagement with public libraries, which sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the United States.
Experts predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill
The overall verdict: The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users