UncategorizedFebruary 21, 2008

Degrees of Access

New “thermometer” charts show degrees of access to the internet and cell phones among various demographic groups.

UncategorizedDecember 30, 2007

Information Searches That Solve Problems

There are several major findings in this report. One is this: For help with a variety of common problems, more people turn to the internet than consult experts or family members to provide information and resources.

UncategorizedSeptember 5, 2007

How the Other Half Goes Online

How 19th century institutions are adapting to their cities’ 21st century needs.

UncategorizedAugust 28, 2007

Internet Cafes in Rural China

In China, the internet cafe has overtaken the workplace as the second most popular place after their own homes for internet users to go online. Most of the increase in internet café use is in rural areas.

UncategorizedAugust 6, 2007

Poor and Elderly E-patients

This just in: “The Internet appears to be a double-edged sword, assisting in the search for health care information for the poor and elderly while magnifying existing gaps based on other factors.”

UncategorizedAugust 1, 2007

Closing the Broadband Divide

When you look at the data on Americans without broadband at home, it suggests it will take time to get these holdouts off the digital sidelines.

UncategorizedJune 28, 2007

Libraries, Older Adults & Technology

Older adults are less likely than younger adults to go online, but there are exceptions — those who “feel” and “do” younger than their chronological age.

UncategorizedJune 22, 2007

Broadband, Cell Phones, and the Continuing Reality of the Grey Gap

Older adults are still the least likely group to have basic internet access and broadband access at home. However, information specialists can design outreach plans that are targeted at certain groups dominated by people age 50+.

UncategorizedJune 20, 2007

Don’t Blame Me: It’s the Phone’s Fault!

Pew Internet’s typology of information and communications technology users tells us a lot about how far along we are — or aren’t — in the "information society."

UncategorizedMay 6, 2007

A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users

Half of all American adults are only occasional users of modern information gadgetry, while 8% are avid participants in all that digital life has to offer