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View Resource GVU's WWW User Surveys

Graphic, Visualization, & Usability Center's (GVU) WWW User Survey, from Georgia Tech, has been tracking various demographics of WWW users since January 1994. All of the surveys are available from the site. Demographic data include age, gender, location, marital status, occupations, political party, etc. Additional questions cover data privacy, censorship, security, information gathering and...

https://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/user_surveys/
View Resource Socially Engaged Internet Users: Prospects for Online Philanthropy and Activism

Craver, Mathews, Smith and Company (CMS), a marketing research and organization development firm serving charity and social advocacy organizations, has just released a substantive study of socially engaged Internet users. Based on focus group research combined with 1,200 interviews of Internet users, the study "found that nearly 50 million Americans over 18 have internet access and currently...

http://www.adwil.tv/portfolio/advertising/abid/cmsi_report.p...
View Resource Select Questions: UCLA Internet Report "Surveying the Digital Future"

In August 2000 UCLA's Center for Communications Policy released a brief excerpt of their report forthcoming in October 2000. "Surveying the Digital Future," funded by "an unprecedented alliance of corporations and foundations," is part of the World Internet Project, a series of international studies, which aims to give a vision of the Internet's worldwide impact. This initial release, which shows...

http://www.ub.edu/prometheus21/articulos/survey.pdf
View Resource Getting Serious Online: As Americans Gain Experience, They Use the Web More at Work, Write Emails with More Significant Content, Perform More Online Transactions, and Pursue More Serious Activities

As readers of this report will discover, Americans are growing more sophisticated in their use of the Internet, both in terms of what they want out of it, as well as how they lend themselves to it. The Pew Internet Project reports that Americans are becoming increasingly more demanding and thoughtful when it comes to the Web, spending more time interacting with it in personally meaningful ways,...

http://www.pewinternet.org/2002/03/03/getting-serious-online...
View Resource US Census Bureau: Computer Use and Ownership

Released in 1999, this report, based on a 1997 Census survey, found that "about one-half of the nation's population age 18 and over used computers in 1997, up significantly from 36 percent in 1993 and 18 percent in 1984." The report also found that one in five individuals accessed the Internet in 1997. Director of the Census Bureau, Kenneth Prewitt, states in the press release that "the Internet...

https://www.census.gov/data/tables/1997/demo/computer-intern...
View Resource Virtual Museums and Public Understanding of Science and Culture

This Web page offers a retrospective of a symposium held in May 2002 by The Nobel Foundation. "The purpose of the symposium was to explore how scientific and cultural institutions can use Internet and the new information technology to promote public understanding of science and culture." A brief recap of the event and a transcript of the panel discussion are provided online. Additionally, nearly...

https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_organizations/nobelfoundati...