The new information order
Where do you turn when you have a problem? Family and friends? Experts? Internet searches? Libraries?
We asked those and a variety of other questions on a recent survey and found some surprising things.
Information Searches That Solve Problems
There are several major findings in this report. One is this: For help with a variety of common problems, more people turn to the internet than consult experts or family members to provide information and resources.
Have you googled yourself today?
The practice of “googling” someone is becoming more widespread in today’s search engine-driven world.
Full data sets for our Parents-Teens and Digital Footprints surveys are now posted and available for download.
The Ever-Changing Footprint of a Report
As is often the case when we release new reports, there are various cycles of commentary that help to deepen the discussion of the findings.
Teens and Social Media
More teens are creating and sharing material on the internet. 28% of online teens have blogs, up from 2004 with growth fueled almost entirely by girls. “Super communicators” rise as email fades as a tool for teens.
Internet users are becoming more aware of their digital footprint; 47% have searched for information about themselves online, up from just 22% five years ago.
Could broadband help the environment?
With environmentally friendly solutions a hot topic, switching to broadband could be one of the easiest ways for you to reduce emissions, according to a new report.
Writers’ strike and internet programming
As we reach the one-month mark of the Writers Guild of America strike, will audiences move to the internet for programming?
Facebook’s Latest About-Face
The top story on many tech news sites today is Facebook’s most recent “about-face” decision to change some of the features of their new Beacon advertising program.