UncategorizedDecember 30, 2008

Post-Election Voter Engagement

Voters expect that the level of public engagement they experienced with Barack Obama during the campaign, much of it occurring online, will continue into the early period of his new administration.

UncategorizedDecember 14, 2008

The Future of the Internet III

A survey of experts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, and the structure of the Internet itself improves. They disagree about whether this will lead to more soci…

UncategorizedNovember 12, 2008

Happy Dogs in a Pile of Sticks

Hunter Gatewood likens early adopters to “happy dogs in a pile of sticks” and says that in order to spread change you need to recruit the “hesitant cat, waiting to see what works.”

UncategorizedOctober 27, 2008

Participatory Medicine: How User-Generated Media are Changing American Attitudes and Actions, Online and Off

The internet has changed people’s expectations of their relationship with health professionals. One possible next step is the concept of participatory medicine.

UncategorizedOctober 19, 2008

Networked Families

The internet and cell phones have become central components of modern family life. Among all household types, the traditional nuclear family has the highest rate of technology usage and ownership.

UncategorizedSeptember 24, 2008

Networked Workers

The majority of employed adults (62%) use the internet or email at their job, and many have cell phones and Blackberries that keep them connected even when they are not at work.

UncategorizedSeptember 15, 2008

Participatory Medicine at NIH, Part 2

The National Institutes of Health recently gathered a group of consumers and people who study them to discuss how to “chart the next course for NIH communications.”

UncategorizedSeptember 2, 2008

Aspen Summit Keynote: John Horrigan

A video of John Horrigan’s keynote at the Aspen Summit is now available online.

UncategorizedAugust 22, 2008

User Behavior and the Climate for Innovation

Follow the link below to the text of John Horrigan’s keynote speech to the Progress & Freedom Foundation’s Aspen Summit. The Summit’s theme was “unlocking innovation” and the speech talks about what user behavior tells us about the current climat…

UncategorizedJuly 28, 2008

OneWebDay is less than two months away

This year, OneWebDay asks us to think about the internet and participatory democracy. Here are some datapoints on how people use the internet to get unfiltered access to campaign information