UncategorizedOctober 8, 2007

E-patients With a Disability or Chronic Disease

Just half of adults with chronic conditions use the internet; but once online, they are avid consumers of health information.

UncategorizedOctober 3, 2007

Internet Mooncake Mania

In China, even mooncakes are making their way online.

UncategorizedOctober 1, 2007

Always format your used laptops

Say what you will about the internet–it’s certainly helped narrow the line between “doing something stupid” and “doing something stupid in front of millions of witnesses who will now proceed to publicly mock you.”

UncategorizedSeptember 28, 2007

The Long Tail of Hobbies Online

Whether you’re into whiffle hurling, baton twirling or hair curling, chances are there’s someone out there who wants to help you learn.

UncategorizedSeptember 27, 2007

Gov Gab

USA.gov’s new blog is almost as fun as watching 1970s PSAs on YouTube.

UncategorizedSeptember 24, 2007

Teens, Video Games and Time Use

An article in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine asks how adolescents spent their time, specifically looking at gaming in relation to other online and offline activities, and the relationship between time spent in various ac…

UncategorizedSeptember 21, 2007

Are our relationships defined by our online habits?

Everyone has a friend or two who takes that much longer to respond to emails because they just don’t ever check their accounts, who don’t want to join social networks and who never pop up on IM and gmail-chat. What happens when you fall in love w…

UncategorizedSeptember 19, 2007

Hobbyists Online

83% of online Americans say they have used the internet to seek information about their hobbies and 29% do so on a typical day.

UncategorizedSeptember 18, 2007

Online Worlds and Screen Time

Social networks for younger kids – Are online communities and avatar-based social worlds encouraging obesity?

UncategorizedSeptember 14, 2007

Screens Along the Silk Road

In my ongoing quest to visit as many internet cafes in China as possible, I was on the lookout last week during our visit to Urumqi (aka: Wulumuqi), a city of about 3 million along the Silk Road in the northwest corner of China.