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Nov 15, 2011Aaron Smith
Social networking sites are appealing as a way to maintain contact with close ties and reconnect with old friends.
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“Web 2.0” is an umbrella term that is used to refer to a new era of Web-enabled applications that are built around user-generated or user-manipulated content, such as wikis, blogs, podcasts, and social networking sites.
Oct 18, 2011Lee Rainie
Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote address at the Internet Librarian conference that examined the potential role librarians can play in “learning communities” – both physical and virtual. Includes video and slides.
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Oct 6, 2011Lee Rainie
Director Lee Rainie lectured at New York University about the impact of digital technologies on the ways that people get advertising and relate to corporations.
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Oct 4, 2011Lee Rainie
Director Lee Rainie presented findings from Pew Internet about the role of the internet, cell phones, and social media on civic life.
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Sep 23, 2011Lee Rainie
Director Lee Rainie looked at the “state of reading” in the digital age by going through Pew Internet data about how teens use the internet, smartphones, and social networking sites. He argued that reading is now 1) raw material for further creation;...
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Trisha Comsti, NIH Record
Sep 20, 2011
People are using the Internet to share information with each other at lightning speed. Combined with mobile technology, it is transforming the way the world works. This influence extends to health care and the way people are connecting to one another...
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Sep 20, 2011Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie was asked to present about the state of social media, in particular how non-profit groups might think about using social media to promote their missions. He cites the newest data from Pew Internet Project surveys and describes how the “mes...
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Aug 19, 2011Kathryn Zickuhr
Your handy guide to the best ways to get in touch with us or keep up with our work on the web.
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Aug 2, 2011Susannah Fox
How the internet is transforming health communications by providing us with access to information and each other.
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Jul 26, 2011Kathleen Moore
Fully 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. Rural internet users have caught up to others in their use of these sites, and minorities are more likely than whites to visit them.
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Jul 19, 2011Aaron Smith, Lee Rainie, Kathryn Zickuhr
By every key measurement, college students lead the way in tech and gadget use. But community college students do not use digital tools as much as four-year college students and graduate students.
More in: Mobile, Web 2.0, Education
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