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