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…

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.

UncategorizedNovember 5, 2007

Homo Connectus: The impact of technology on people’s everyday lives

This is a general discussion of the hallmarks of the new digital ecosystem and some of the changes that have occurred to people’s relationship to each other and people’s relationship to information and media.

UncategorizedOctober 24, 2007

Parent and Teen Internet Use

Parents view the internet less favorably than in 2004, yet are still engaged with their children’s media consumption. Teens are more likely than their parents to say tech devices are helpful.

UncategorizedSeptember 21, 2007

Are our relationships defined by our online habits?

Everyone has a friend or two who takes that much longer to respond to emails because they just don’t ever check their accounts, who don’t want to join social networks and who never pop up on IM and gmail-chat. What happens when you fall in love w…

UncategorizedApril 14, 2007

The New Media Ecology of Students: How the marketplace of ideas and learning is different for ‘digital natives’

This presentation covers the technology world of teenagers and college students and discusses six realities of the lives of “digital natives” that are especially important for their institutions and their teachers to know.

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.

UncategorizedApril 26, 2006

Internet Penetration and Impact

Internet penetration has now reached 73% for all American adults. Internet users note big improvements in their ability to shop and the way they pursue hobbies and personal interests online.

UncategorizedMarch 23, 2006

Teens and technology

This is a discussion of the eight realities of technology and social experience that are shaping the world of today’s teens and twenty-somethings.

UncategorizedJanuary 25, 2006

The Strength of Internet Ties

The internet helps maintain people’s social networks, and connects them to members of their social network when they need help. 60 million Americans have turned to the internet for help with major life decisions.