Tag: internet use

by Amy Gahran

A recent major Pew study of mobile news users offers context that could help community news publishers hone their mobile strategy. In “The Future of Mobile News,” published earlier this month, the Pew Research Center’s Project on Excellence in Journalism offers evidence that news publishers should focus their mobile strategy on the mobile web, rather [...] more »

by Jennifer Dorroh

In the slums of Nairobi, many people say they are willing to skip a meal to afford a mobile phone. “A mobile phone helps them to optimize their lives in the long term through better access to information and resources, including food,” said Gabrielle Gauthey, executive vice president of global telecommunications company Alcatel Lucent. “Access [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

The last medals of the 2012 Summer Olympics were presented this past Sunday, closing in on what could be the most controversial, drama-filled Games ever, especially online. From NBC and Twitter, to athletes and judges, virtually every party involved in the Summer Games has been written and tweeted about over the past two weeks — [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Think you’re the only one ready to throw your cell phone out the window the next time you have a dropped call or text spam? You’re not alone, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The survey found that cell phone problems are a common reality for [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Since the kickoff of the 2012 Summer Games, there have already been more than 10 million mentions of the term “Olympics” on Twitter. Many of these tweets come from the athletes themselves. Click to read our whole series Amid the so-called Social Media Olympics, Storify — a website that allows you to create stories from [...] more »

by Chris Dorr

We have never really liked our local cable company. Over the years, many of us have wasted time waiting for the cable guy to show up to install or replace the box that doesn’t seem to work or been placed on eternal hold while customer service takes its sweet time. And to add insult to [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

One year ago, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers launched a program designed to transform the appearance and infrastructure of the Internet as we know it. The new generic top-level domain program invited the world to apply for new gTLDs , also known as domain names, or the .com, .org, .net parts of [...] more »

by Paul Barnwell

I remember plenty of seven-digit numbers from my youth — the Gabrielli’s home phone, the Young’s, and the Bardo’s among them. I probably had about 20 numbers cataloged in my 12-year-old brain. I remember memorizing directions to ride my bike to various swimming holes in Concord, N.H., including the old train bridge spanning the Merrimack [...] more »

by Sarah Butrymowicz

Surrounded by farmland and ranches, Colorado’s Edison School sits off an unpaved road, with tumbleweeds blowing across its dirt parking lot. As recently as a few years ago, many families relied on solar or wind power instead of electricity; today, many still haul home their water from wells. Principal Rachel Paul estimates that 25-30 percent [...] more »

by Mark Hannah

Click to read the entire series As a political blogger and commentator, I try my best to stay up-to-the-minute with the most current campaign news. Working with the 24-hour television news format and instantaneous blogging platforms, it’s easy to get anxious that the information I have may be stale or incomplete. After all, I’ve been [...] more »