Are opportunities for online engagement bringing new voices into the civic debate?
Aaron Smith discusses the role the Internet plays in opening civic and political debate to historically underrepresented groups.
The Internet and Civic Engagement
Just as in offline politics, the well-off and well-educated are especially likely to participate in online activities that mirror offline forms of engagement. But there are hints that social media may alter this pattern.
Broadband’s Impact on Citizen Engagement
The goal of this FCC workshop was to assess, and facilitate a conversation about, the current state of data on broadband adoption and utilization, as well as the associated measurement and other challenges. Susannah Fox discussed the Pew Internet …