Blogs are part of the bigger story about dramatic change in people's information environments. This presentation on health-related blogs focuses on their implication for health providers in communicating with patients and caregivers.
The internet helps maintain people's social networks, and connects them to members of their social network when they need help. 60 million Americans have turned to the internet for help with major life decisions.
One in 12 adult American internet users participates in sports fantasy leagues online.
The percentage of American adult Internet users who say they download music drops by half and the usage of some file-sharing applications declines.
This report analyzes the responses of more than 64,000 Americans to phone surveys in the past three years. It finds that 63% of U.S. adults now are online and many of them have built Internet use into their lives in practical ways.
Susannah Fox discusses national and California state survey findings.
Half of American adults have searched online for 16 health topics ranging from disease information to smoking cessation strategies. Health seekers go online to become informed, to prepare for appointments and surgery, to share information, and to see...
Parents are more wired than non-parents and they are more enthusiastic about technology than non-parents and more likely to use the Web for health information, for their work or training, and for getting religious information.
Fully 88% of local elected officials use the Internet in the course of their official duties and many say their online activities have helped them learn more about local public opinion, stay in touch better with community groups, and encounter new voices in local civic life.
The speech covers our basic findings about how people used the Internet immediately after 9/11.