Doctors’ Digital Footprints
A recent JAMA article warns doctors to follow their own digital footprints since patients may be doing so already. But is searching for information about a doctor so different from searching for information about a neighbor, classmate, or colleague?
Do we have a right to online privacy?
The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on Wednesday about the privacy implications of online advertising.
Degrees of Access (May 2008 data)
Three “thermometers” of access show the disparities among various groups when it comes to internet access, cell phone use, and broadband access at home.
Something important is afoot in the land when people are able to access and share “industrial strength” information instead of being satisfied with the “consumer strength” information previously offered to them.
Internet Safety Town Hall
On June 30th, Amanda participated in an Internet Safety Town Hall for educators
Home Broadband 2008
Some 55% of all adult Americans now have a high-speed internet connection at home. The percentage of Americans with broadband at home has grown from 47% in early 2007.
The Future of the Pew Internet Project
July 1 marks the first day of our new two-year grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Anthropology of YouTube
The Library of Congress invited Michael Wesch to deliver the third of four “Digital Natives” lectures. Wesch, creator of the world-famous YouTube video, “The Machine is Us/ing Us,” presented the “Anthropology of YouTube” to a packed, fascinated …
Participatory Medicine at NIH
I always suspect that audience members have as much to share as I have to say. So when Mary Madden and I received an invitation to speak at the Na…
Data and Insights on Minority Populations
Our sample sizes for health surveys have been too small to do in-depth analysis on race/ethnicity and economic status. One challenge is that a significant portion of the respondent pool refuses to answer the household income question (the refusal…