UncategorizedDecember 30, 2007

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.

UncategorizedDecember 21, 2007

Have you googled yourself today?

The practice of “googling” someone is becoming more widespread in today’s search engine-driven world.

UncategorizedDecember 19, 2007

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.

UncategorizedDecember 16, 2007

Digital Footprints

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.

UncategorizedDecember 6, 2007

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.

UncategorizedNovember 30, 2007

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.

UncategorizedOctober 31, 2007

Microsoft and Facebook

How is Facebook planning to make money?

UncategorizedOctober 14, 2007

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.

UncategorizedOctober 1, 2007

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.”

UncategorizedSeptember 13, 2007

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.