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.
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.
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.
American Teens and Online Safety: What the Research is Telling Us
A short overview of recent data from the Pew Internet Project and others on teens and online safety.
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.
Microsoft and Facebook
How is Facebook planning to make money?
Teens and Online Stranger Contact
Girls, teens who post photos or profiles show an increased likelihood to be contacted by people with no connection to them or their friends. Girls are more likely to report contact that made them uncomfortable.
Always format your used laptops
Say what you will about the internet–it’s certainly helped narrow the line between “doing something stupid” and “doing something stupid in front of millions of witnesses who will now proceed to publicly mock you.”
OMG Carl Kasell Wants to Be My Friend!?
I logged into my Facebook account the other day to check on something, and I flicked over to my friend requests page after noticing that there was a new one. It was (allegedly) from Carl Kasell, NPR radio personality.