Facebook Connect and a failure to understand online identity management
Facebook has recently announced the rollout of a new feature called Facebook Connect, which will allow users to login to other websites using their Facebook identity and which will then potentially feed back to a user’s network information about …
Many Older Adults Remain Offline in an Online World
A New York Times article,That Digital Divide, Bridged in a Classroom, features our August 2008 data on computer usage, which tracks with our f…
Illness in the age of “e”
Last month, the Connected Health Symposium at Harvard Medical School saw a first: a full-length case study in participatory medicine, described concurrently by both the patient and his physician.
User attitudes vary about broken – and healthy – technologies
While in a recent report we discussed the malaise of some users when their technology fails, we have found in previous reports that negative feelings are not isolated to broken gadg…
Online political engagement in the U.S. and Japan
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, hosted a cross-cultural discussion of the internet and politics in which the word “cool” played a starring role.
Youth online safety resource now available
The Internet Safety Task Force, has spent the last year looking at online safety, including pre-existing research, research gaps and available solutions. As a part of the process, Andrew S…
When Technology Fails
Half (48%) of tech users need help from others in getting new devices and services to work, and many experience tech outages when there is a glitch with their home internet connection, computer, or cell phone. Coping with these failures is a hassle f…
Happy Dogs in a Pile of Sticks
Hunter Gatewood likens early adopters to “happy dogs in a pile of sticks” and says that in order to spread change you need to recruit the “hesitant cat, waiting to see what works.”
Event: Politics and the Internet
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, will host a discussion of politics and the internet on Wednesday, November 19.
Internet Now Major Source of Campaign News
TV continues to dominate the media landscape, but the internet now rivals newspapers as a main source for campaign news.