Microsoft and Facebook
How is Facebook planning to make money?
Data Set Policy Change
For the last seven years, we have observed a waiting period of six months between the publication of a report and the upload of the data set. No more.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Recently the Pew Internet Project conducted an informal, online survey about people’s “personal history of internet use.” There was an amazing richness to the personal stories we received and this is a selection of what you had to say.
Parent and Teen Internet Use
Parents view the internet less favorably than in 2004, yet are still engaged with their children’s media consumption. Teens are more likely than their parents to say tech devices are helpful.
Ed Castronova offers insights into the rise of virtual identities through online games and raises questions about the future of interpersonal communication.
Broadband: What’s All the Fuss About?
The impacts of high-speed connections extend beyond access to information to active participation in the online commons
Geezers Crashing the Facebook Party
According to local college students, there’s clearly something creepy and weird about the influx of adults “infiltrating” what were once the collegiate walls of Facebook.
Teens and Online Stranger Contact
Girls, teens who post photos or profiles show an increased likelihood to be contacted by people with no connection to them or their friends. Girls are more likely to report contact that made them uncomfortable.
Doctor-directed Health Resources
University of Wisconsin researchers have found that breast cancer patients seemed to benefit from being directed to doctor-approved health information online.
The Digital Health Revolution
If you really want to get into the topic of how the internet is changing health care, check out Fard Johnmar’s new show, The Digital Health Revolution.