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

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.

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.

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.

UncategorizedNovember 9, 2007

Should I Classmate, Mixi or Orkut?

Should I Classmate, Mixi or Orkut? A simpleton’s guide to social networking.

UncategorizedNovember 7, 2007

Is there too much pressure to be social online?

MySpace, Facebook, OpenSocial … technology keeps pushing us to be social online. Do we even have a choice anymore?

UncategorizedOctober 31, 2007

Microsoft and Facebook

How is Facebook planning to make money?

UncategorizedOctober 24, 2007

Online Games

Ed Castronova offers insights into the rise of virtual identities through online games and raises questions about the future of interpersonal communication.

UncategorizedOctober 19, 2007

Teens, Social Networking and Web 2.0

Pew Internet Project research on teenagers’ use of social networking applications explores the reasons why these sites are so popular and how they are changing communication patterns and expectations of connectivity among young library patrons.