Search is central to health information gathering. Now search sites are guiding consumers to safe, trusted health websites. Is that such a bad thing?
Trends in medical searches online: How e-patients use the internet
New trend charts showing how e-patients use the internet and search for health information online.
Search: "Swine Flu"
The public ranks the internet most useful as a source of information on the virus. Where and how are people finding flu facts online?
Ads in Google news aren't entirely relevant -- yet
Google has started placing ads on Google News pages. How's that working out?
The Internet as Social Ally
Do people consider the internet itself a kind of social ally? Not directly, but they often treat the internet as they would a helpful friend.
Search Engine Use
The percentage of internet users who use search engines on a typical day has been steadily rising from about one-third of all users in 2002, to a new high of just under one-half (49%).
The Internet and Consumer Choice
The internet plays an important role in how people conduct research for purchases, but it is just one among a variety of sources people use and usually not the key factor in final purchasing decisions.
Keeping tabs on our Google twins
A recent New York Times article suggests another reason why people are motivated to search for content connected to their names online: to check up on how their "Google twins" are doing from time to time.
Libraries Solve Problems
This presentation focuses on the Project's findings about the role of libraries when Americans are trying to solve problems.
Health Information-Seeking on a Typical Day
A new study from MD Anderson Cancer Center cites our health data.
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