CyberFaith: How Americans Pursue Religion Online
One in four Internet users has gotten religious or spiritual information online at one point or another. The September 11 terror attacks compelled millions of Internet users to turn to religious issues and concerns online. The most popular online religious activities are solitary ones, such as hunting for general spiritual information online.
Asian-Americans and the Internet
Asian Americans who speak English are more experienced and more active Internet users than whites, Hispanics, and African-Americans. Asian-Americans are the heaviest daily users of the Internet, and are the most likely to have fully integrated the Web into their daily lives.
Cities Online: Urban Development and the Internet
This report examines how institutions in five cities (Austin, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; Nashville, Tennessee; Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C.) are adapting to the Internet as an economic development and community-building tool. The experiences in these communities suggests that the Internet is best used to encourage bottom-up initiatives, encourage and nurture catalytic individuals in communities, encourage public funding for technology programs, encourage “bridging” among groups, and encourage experimentation.
Online Grief Support Groups
In some of the most emotionally wrenching times of their lives, millions of dying and bereaved Americans are receiving great comfort from total strangers online.
The online world is a vibrant social universe where many Internet users enjoy serious and satisfying contact with online communities.
The Commons of the Tragedy: How the Internet was used by millions after the terror attacks
The most significant development online after the attack has been the outpouring of grief, prayerful communication, information dissemination through email, and political commentary.
The Internet and Community Networks: Case Studies of Five U.S. Cities
This paper looks at five U.S. cities (Austin, Cleveland, Nashville, Portland, and Washington, DC) and explores strategies being employed by community activists and local governments to create and sustain community networking projects.
How Americans Used the Internet After the Terror Attack
The Internet was not a primary resource for news for most Americans after the terror attacks, but was a helpful supplement to TV and the telephone; many found it useful for expressing their sorrow and anger.
While 56% of all Americans go online, only 15% of Americans over the age of 65 have access to the Internet. Wealthy and educated seniors are most likely to go online. They are enthusiastic Internet users who love email and use the Web to gather all …
The Internet and Education
An overview of how today’s student and parents use the Internet to do research, homework, contact schools and teachers, and also sometimes to cheat.