How the Public Perceives Community Information Systems
People who believe their local government does a good job sharing information are more likely than others to feel satisfied with civic life.
Peer-to-peer Health Care
Many people - especially those living with chronic or rare diseases - use online connections to supplement professional medical advice.
Group participation and technology
The proportion of American adults in each tech user group (those who use the internet, those who connect to the internet wirelessly, cell phone users, etc.) who are active in various organizations.
The social state of the Net [Updated with video]
Lee Rainie presents new survey finding about groups, communities, social and civic activity on the internet.
The Social Side of the Internet
The internet has become deeply embedded in group life and is affecting the way civic and social groups behave and the way they impact their communities
A summary of recent research related to cancer and the internet.
Online Health Seeking: How Social Networks Can Be Healing Communities
This keynote will explore the Pew Internet Project’s latest findings on health searches and sharing on the internet and smart phones, as well as how digital technologies allow patient-centered communities to emerge and give care to those who are s...
Lessons Learned: Online Patient Communities
Susannah Fox participated in a discussion of how the maturation of online social networks, patient communities, and patient blogs affects health and health care.
Building a Research Agenda for Participatory Medicine
Spot the opportunity: Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Nearly half of American adults use online social network sites. Networks magnify whatever they are seeded with, for good or for ill.
Socially Diverse: Engaging and Mobilizing Communities of Color with Social Media
Aaron Smith will speak at CAPAF’s Internet Advocacy Roundtable to discuss how to best use social media to engage and mobilize diverse constituencies.
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