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In U.S., Smartphones Are Helping Minorities Leapfrog Over the Digital Divide

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, July 11 2011

There's more evidence of smartphone usage in the United States enabling a kind of "leapfrog effect" over the digital divide. According to a new report by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American LIfe Project, 44 ... Read More

FabFi, a Project to Connect People to the Intertubes With Real, Actual Tubes

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 21 2011

Writing for Fast Company, Neal Ungerleider writes about FabFi, a project to build wireless ethernet networks with nodes made of trash and salvage: Residents can build a FabFi node out of approximately $60 worth of ... Read More

Because You Need Internet Access to Pick A Name With Autocomplete

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 4 2011

The arm of Washington, D.C.'s government responsible for technology — the D.C. Government's Office of the Chief Technology Officer, or OCTO for short — is crowdsourcing the name of an upcoming campaign for ... Read More

Book Review: Nick Bilton's "I Live in the Future and Here's How it Works"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, November 2 2010 just posted my review of Nick Bilton's new book, "I Live in the Future and Here's How it Works." Bilton, the New York Times lead technology blogger, is a friend, but as you'll see, I have a few friendly ... Read More

Pew: Mobile Internet Usage Grows Explosively, Esp Among Minorities and Young

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, July 7 2010

A new survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project shows that Americans are clambering onto the mobile internet at an astonishingly fast pace, with African-Americans, English-speaking ... Read More

Pew: Online Participatory Class is Young and Growing

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, September 2 2009

It appears everybody is putting the wrong headline on the new report on "The Internet and Civic Engagement" from the experts at the Pew Internet & American Life Project. "Online politics reserved for rich," says BBC ... Read More

Listening to Voters Who Cannot Hear

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Thursday, May 17 2007

While all of the candidates are using the internet to talk to the voters, some are using it to listen to them. And others are changing the way they talk with voters because they listened to them. That is the ... Read More