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					Factual Error Found on Internet:
     Shocking revelations from a
     researcher's online journey

                   Lee Rainie – Director
 Penn State University: Hearst Visiting Professional Lecture
                          10.6.03
                   The double-edged
                        Internet
           Good wire                    Bad wire
•   Overcomes differences   •   Erodes tradition
•   Creates opportunities   •   Creates balkanization
•   Encourages tolerance    •   Reduces privacy
                            •   Destroys indigenous
•   Revives community           cultures
•   Fosters creativity      •   Cuts back community
•   Enriches cultural           involvement
    production              •   Creates anti-social
•   Enhances civic              misfits
    participation           •   Encourages crime and
                                anti-social behavior
     Being online is the norm
  The adult population stagnates / churns
The teen population grows / ebbs and flows




         Teens

Adults



                 Pew Internet & American Life Project / Pew Research Center surveys
Internet activities – A typical day




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What teenagers do online - 1
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People use email to enhance connection
     and increase communication




   “O.K., step away from the laptop and hold up
           your end of the conversation.”
                  Our findings –2
 Different people use the Internet in different ways



• Gender                   • Parental status
• Race/ethnicity           • Internet-experience
• Socioeconomic              level
  status                   • Personal outlook
• Age                      • Social environment
           Our findings: 3
The Internet helps in everyday life …
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           Our findings – 4
People use the Internet more seriously
       as they gain experience




    “Go ask your search engine”
                Our findings – 5
     The quality of Internet access matters




“Look, Mom! A broadband digital subscriber line
     followed me home. Can we keep it?”
                     Our findings - 6

            E-patients are creating a new
              health care environment




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                Our findings – 7
E-citizens are creating a new civic environment
                     Our findings – 8
      Students are unhappy because the Internet is
          not a factor in their formal education



• Assignments don’t take advantage of the
  Internet
• Classroom work hardly ever exploits the
  Internet
• The hindrances students see:
  –   Fear about “digital divide”
  –   Fear about the “dark side” of the Internet
  –   Techno-wariness
  –   Low level of support from school administrators
      Underlying world view,
    Information Age education
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my online         NET-SAVVY
study aids         STUDENT             my reference
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             Our findings – 9
Americans value their privacy, but do very
     trusting, intimate things online




    “No doubt about it. The internet poses a great
             threat to personal privacy.”
                    Our findings – 10
There is a persistent digital divide that will last for years



  Half of non-users want to stay that way
                Our findings – 11
Anxiety over spam is growing and so is the impact
             Our findings – 11
There is a revolution of rising expectations




“What do you mean, ‘No Internet access?’ What
       kind of heaven is this, anyhow?”
     What does it all add up to
•   Internet is the norm
•   Pace of change will accelerate, but we don’t know the impact of
    speed of flow of information
•   The Internet has a powerful impact on power relations: Who
    controls information?
•   The Internet is likely affecting the size and power of social
    networks
•   Internet use is starting to have an impact on time use, and the
    impact will grow with the increase in multitasking
•   Teens and their use lead the way in sorting through boundaries
           About us

       Lrainie@pewinternet.org
 Pew Internet & American Life Project
1100 Connecticut Ave. NW – Suite 710
       Washington, D.C. 20036
             202-296-0019
     http://www.pewinternet.org/
    Pace of change for digital power
 Computing Communication Storage                   Audience Content



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