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 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 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 2, 2008

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 …

UncategorizedNovember 30, 2008

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…

UncategorizedNovember 26, 2008

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.

UncategorizedNovember 21, 2008

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…