UncategorizedOctober 14, 2005

Skype and glaciers

The thrill of getting an internet phone call from 35,000 feet.

UncategorizedOctober 13, 2005

Prizes for civic activism

Possibly in an internet first, a political group is offering a big prize — $100,000 — for political reform ideas.

UncategorizedOctober 5, 2005

Digital Divisions

There are clear differences among those with broadband connections, dial-up connections, and no connections at all to the internet.

UncategorizedSeptember 28, 2005

Online Safety

OnGuard Online is a new site for consumers who want to protect their computers from software intrusions.

UncategorizedSeptember 21, 2005

Broadband Adoption in the United States: Growing but Slowing

The growth in home high-speed internet adoption, after growing quickly in the past several years, has slowed down and is poised to slow even further.

UncategorizedSeptember 9, 2005

Reconnecting to the Network After Katrina

In a natural disaster where most lines of communication have been severed, including telephone, cellular phone, cable and fiber optic, how do 100,000’s of displaced people get access to the internet? Community Technology organizations step into th…

UncategorizedSeptember 7, 2005

Professors and the internet

There is interesting, new research about college faculty use of the internet and their judgment about its impact on their students.

UncategorizedSeptember 7, 2005

Hurricane Katrina: In the face of disaster and chaos, people use the internet to coordinate relief

n the days after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region and knocked out cell phone towers and landline telephone service, citizens, local community organizations, government agencies and news outlets turned to the internet as a communi…

UncategorizedSeptember 2, 2005

From the VCR to the Internet—some things never change

There’s the old saw that if you can’t program your VCR (or now maybe DVD or even TIVO?) you should just hand the remote to the nearest child. Recent data collected by the Pew Internet Project suggest that the same is true when it comes to the inte…

UncategorizedAugust 26, 2005

Firefox Users

Internet users who have Mozilla’s Firefox browser are more likely than other internet users to say they started using a different browser to block unwanted software (like spyware).