UncategorizedDecember 30, 2008

Post-Election Voter Engagement

Voters expect that the level of public engagement they experienced with Barack Obama during the campaign, much of it occurring online, will continue into the early period of his new administration.

UncategorizedDecember 29, 2008

Teens and Gaming Data Set Posted

The data set for our 2008 survey on teens, gaming and civic engagement is now posted for download on our site.

UncategorizedDecember 24, 2008

The New Connectedness

Our “Networked Families” report contains data about the “new connectedness” or what Twitterers call “ambient intimacy.”

UncategorizedDecember 17, 2008

The Internet as Social Ally

Do people consider the internet itself a kind of social ally? Not directly, but they often treat the internet as they would a helpful friend.

UncategorizedDecember 14, 2008

The Future of the Internet III

A survey of experts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, and the structure of the Internet itself improves. They disagree about whether this will lead to more soci…

UncategorizedDecember 14, 2008

The Next Future of the Internet

Predictions about the fate of the cell phone, the future of voice recognition, the advantages and disadvantages of personal transparency, the architecture of the internet, and where leisure and work are headed — and much more.

UncategorizedDecember 12, 2008

Adult Gamers in Action

CBS News found adult gamers to illustrate their coverage of our study (and “White Wedding” will never be the same for me).

UncategorizedDecember 7, 2008

Adults and Video Games

Over half of American adults play video games, and four in five young adults play games. Computers are the most popular gaming device, though young adults prefer gaming consoles. Virtual worlds only draw a small crowd.

UncategorizedDecember 5, 2008

Joining the Discussion at Change.gov

After a presidential race in which the internet played a huge role in empowering ordinary citizens to participate in the political process, change.gov offers a fascinating look into how the new administration is attempting to replicate this dynami…

UncategorizedDecember 4, 2008

Obama’s Online Opportunities

There is no shortage of suggestions to the incoming Obama administration about what to do about communications policy in the United States. The body of research from the Pew Internet Project, dating to 2000, indicates that online Americans might have…