Internet usage

Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out

I am delighted to announce that "Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media" is now in the wild and available! This book was written as a collaborative effort by members of the Digital Youth Project, a three-year research effort funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Southern California.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the UK’s Digitally Excluded

I have already written about the campaign that is sort of going on to get more people in the UK online.

Anyway, this week a report was published that quantified the economic benefit of getting everybody in the UK surfing and twittering. A tidy little sum of £22 Billion. My first thought was: “I wonder what the benefit would be of getting everybody in the UK able to read?” Don’t let’s start thinking about that subject….

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Link to the Accenture Report

by: Dick Stroud

Many thanks to the guys at The Savvy Boomer for sending me a link to the Accenture report that I mentioned a couple of blog postings ago.

Another interesting finding from the research about the use of blogs and podcasts.

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Consumers Prefer Social Media to Email, so Should We

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Social Networks and Online Communities More Popular than Email

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The Relationship between Age and Broadband Useage

by: Dick Stroud

Pew Internet has a new report (free) about Internet use in the US. Always worth downloading and adding it to your library. This graphic is interesting (you will need to click on it to read the detail).

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Education Not Age Determines Internet Use

by: Dick Stroud

Today the Office of National Statistics has released some data that comes to the most astonishing conclusion (cynical comment): Education plays a key role as to whether people have Internet.

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What Are Consumers Really Doing When They Research Financial Products Online?

Forrester Research found that across a range of eight financial products, at one end, 59% of consumers researched their choice of credit cards online, while at the other end, 34% researched their life insurance decision online. Even at the low end, that’s a pretty healthy percentage of customers.

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