Is Home Broadband Adoption Slowing?
Our August 2008 survey shows that 57% of Americans have broadband at home, just a 3 percentage point increase since December 2007. Economic conditions may mean people are putting off the upgrade to broadband.
New Pew Internet/MacArthur Report on Teens, Video Games and Civics
I was sitting in my friend’s living room, watching his daughters play with the family’s Wii. In many way these girls are living examples of some of the main findings of a new research report issued today in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation
Teens, Video Games and Civics
Nearly all American teens play computer, console, or cell phone games and teens’ gaming experience is rich and varied, with a significant amount of social interaction and potential for civic engagement.
Participatory Medicine at NIH, Part 2
The National Institutes of Health recently gathered a group of consumers and people who study them to discuss how to “chart the next course for NIH communications.”
Podcasting into the Cloud
Today we released new data that helps to trace the outline of the cloud in “cloud computing.”
Use of Cloud Computing Applications and Services
Some 69% of online Americans use webmail services, store data online, or use software programs such as word processing applications whose functionality is located on the web. Online users who take advantage of cloud applications say they like the co…
Rural Internet Access (in China)
James Fallows writes in the current Atlantic Monthly about the power of blogging… in rural China.
Safety Net Populations
A recent workshop gave me new insights into the strengths and weaknesses of our data.
Aspen Summit Keynote: John Horrigan
A video of John Horrigan’s keynote at the Aspen Summit is now available online.
Podcast Downloading 2008
As gadgets with digital audio capability proliferate, podcast downloading continues to increase. Currently, 19% of all internet users say they have downloaded a podcast.