UncategorizedSeptember 18, 2008

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.

UncategorizedSeptember 16, 2008

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

UncategorizedSeptember 16, 2008

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.

UncategorizedSeptember 15, 2008

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.”

UncategorizedSeptember 12, 2008

Podcasting into the Cloud

Today we released new data that helps to trace the outline of the cloud in “cloud computing.”

UncategorizedSeptember 12, 2008

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…

UncategorizedSeptember 10, 2008

Rural Internet Access (in China)

James Fallows writes in the current Atlantic Monthly about the power of blogging… in rural China.

UncategorizedSeptember 8, 2008

Safety Net Populations

A recent workshop gave me new insights into the strengths and weaknesses of our data.

UncategorizedSeptember 2, 2008

Aspen Summit Keynote: John Horrigan

A video of John Horrigan’s keynote at the Aspen Summit is now available online.

UncategorizedAugust 28, 2008

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.