UncategorizedNovember 14, 2006

Seniors and the Internet

Any system being designed for consumers should take advantage of two trends: the centrality of search and the importance of peer advice (whether via email, social networking sites, blogs, or other emerging technologies). Both trends are likely to …

UncategorizedNovember 6, 2006

User-Generated Content

More than a third or 35% of online adults create content online, and 57% of teenagers 12-17 make their own content to post to the Web. Younger users and home broadband users are the most avid content creators, and most post their creations online …

UncategorizedNovember 6, 2006

The impact of the internet on politics

Is the internet the lever for direct democracy? Or is it a wedge for political polarization? An assessment of the first 10 years of online politics.

UncategorizedNovember 6, 2006

Internet Usage Trends – Through the Demographic Lens

One in five adults in this country are disconnected from the just-in-time information source that the internet has become for many people.

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 24, 2006

Internet addiction

Is there such a thing as “internet addiction”? A new survey of internet users suggests that a portion of them experience behavioral problems connected to their internet use. Lee Rainie is among the panelists on the program who discuss the findings…

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…

UncategorizedJuly 28, 2006

The impact of the internet

This presentation covers many of the major findings from the Project about the social impact of the internet.

UncategorizedJuly 11, 2006

Testimony by Amanda Lenhart, Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet & American Life Project to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet hearing on H.R. 5319, The Deleting On-line Predators Act of 2006

The Project’s formal testimony submitted to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Telecommunications Subcommittee for the Hearing on social networking websites and the Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006.