UncategorizedDecember 15, 2006

U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2007 Abstract

It’s that time of year again, when data-hungry researchers and citizens get the early Christmas gift of the Statistical Abstract of the United States.

UncategorizedNovember 10, 2006

Participation 2.0

As we’ve seen during this election season, participating online can also motivate users to participate offline.

UncategorizedNovember 3, 2006

Young and Wired: How today’s young tech elite will influence the libraries of tomorrow

Recent Pew Internet Project research examines technology use by teenagers and suggests how the behavior and expectations of young internet users might shape the libraries of the future.

UncategorizedOctober 27, 2006

Digital Natives: How today’s youth are different from their “digital immigrant” elders and what that means for libraries

This presentation covers the media and communications environment of today’s teenagers and young adults and how that new environment has affected their expectations and behaviors about media, communication, and creation.

UncategorizedOctober 5, 2006

Riding the Waves of “Web 2.0”

“Web 2.0” has become a catch-all buzzword; the Pew Internet Project and Hitwise provide data to put it in perspective.

UncategorizedSeptember 28, 2006

New Workers, New Workplaces: Digital ‘Natives’ Invade the Workplace

Young workers who have grown up with the internet, cell phones, video games, iPods, and digital cameras are different from their elders. Those who are now hiring the young “digital natives” need to know how their new world has shaped their behavio…

UncategorizedSeptember 28, 2006

New Workers, New Workplaces

Young workers who have grown up with the internet, cell phones, video games, iPods, and digital cameras are different from their elders. Those who are now hiring the young “digital natives” need to recognize how they have grown up in a unique worl…

UncategorizedJune 7, 2006

The New Media Ecology and how it will Affect Work and Learning

This speech describes how the internet is forcing change in learnnig and work environments, as well as how people are using digital media in different ways from the past.

UncategorizedMay 9, 2006

The New Media Ecology: How the Internet is Changing Consumer Behavior and Expectations

Lee Rainie describes the changes introduced into the consumer world by the internet, the cell phone, and other technology devices. And he covers some of the major implications of those changes for organizations and businesses that deal with consum…

UncategorizedApril 26, 2006

Internet Penetration and Impact

Internet penetration has now reached 73% for all American adults. Internet users note big improvements in their ability to shop and the way they pursue hobbies and personal interests online.