UncategorizedOctober 10, 2004

Prescription Drugs Online

One in four Americans has used the internet to look for information about prescription drugs. Other topics covered: prescription drugs purchases online; drug-related spam.

UncategorizedOctober 3, 2004

Presidential Campaign Ads Online

The presidential campaign world today regards the internet as an asset for fund-raising, voter-profiling, and insider communicating, but not for advertising, according to the first-ever systematic study of online political ads.

UncategorizedSeptember 9, 2004

Clinical Trials? Old News to E-Patients

Medical journal editors are grabbing headlines this week for demanding a registry of clinical trials, but in fact, they are just catching up to savvy e-patients who have been asking for the same thing for years.

UncategorizedSeptember 1, 2004

How Americans Use Instant Messaging

American adult use of instant messaging continues to grow in intensity, particularly among younger users who appreciate and embrace the tools of expression embedded within IM programs.

UncategorizedAugust 26, 2004

Playing the Game

As the GOP heads into its nominating convention, two new features on the president’s campaign web site warrant attention.

UncategorizedAugust 12, 2004

Data Memo on Search Engines

The use of search engines is a top online activity and Americans increasingly feel they get the information they want when they perform search queries

UncategorizedAugust 12, 2004

California Screamin’

My favorite was a ride in the front seat of a rollercoaster called California Screamin’. Sure, I’m stuck at my desk today, but for a couple minutes I was vicariously lurching and leaning in Disneyland.

UncategorizedAugust 11, 2004

The Internet and Daily Life

The vast majority of online Americans say the Internet plays a role in their daily routines and that the rhythm of their everyday lives would be affected if they could no longer go online. Yet, despite its great popularity and allure, the Internet st…

UncategorizedJuly 27, 2004

Democratic National Convention 2004

As the Democratic National Convention began, the presence of several dozen accredited bloggers reaped the lion’s share of attention from reporters on the Internet beat. But a two-minute cartoon parody of the presidential race has reaped the lion…

UncategorizedJuly 8, 2004

Internet as Unique News Source

Millions go online for news and images not covered in the mainstream press. But many are repulsed by what they see.