The New Connectedness
Our “Networked Families” report contains data about the “new connectedness” or what Twitterers call “ambient intimacy.”
The Next Future of the Internet
Predictions about the fate of the cell phone, the future of voice recognition, the advantages and disadvantages of personal transparency, the architecture of the internet, and where leisure and work are headed — and much more.
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…
Adult Gamers in Action
CBS News found adult gamers to illustrate their coverage of our study (and “White Wedding” will never be the same for me).
Obama’s Online Opportunities
There is no shortage of suggestions to the incoming Obama administration about what to do about communications policy in the United States. The body of research from the Pew Internet Project, dating to 2000, indicates that online Americans might have…
Family Connections Online
Readers react to coverage of our “Networked Families” report (and at least one person is worried about the mom who feels “naked” without her Blackberry).
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.
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.
Use of Cloud Computing Applications and Services
Some 69% of online Americans use webmail services, store data online, or use software programs such as word processing applications whose functionality is located on the web. Online users who take advantage of cloud applications say they like the co…
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…