[Libs-Or] Pew Internet & American Life Project: The Web at 25 in the U.S.

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Thu Feb 27 08:39:36 PST 2014


The World Wide Web turns 25 this year and the Pew Internet & American Life Project will be publishing a number of reports throughout 2014. Here's the first!

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Darci Hanning * Technology Development Consultant * Library Development Services
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR  97301
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The overall verdict: The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users

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<http://pewinternet.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=434f5d1199912232d416897e4&id=653fb24391&e=c13fcaf634>[Percent of U.S. adult internet users]<http://pewinternet.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=434f5d1199912232d416897e4&id=653fb24391&e=c13fcaf634><http://pewinternet.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=434f5d1199912232d416897e4&id=653fb24391&e=c13fcaf634>This report is the first part of a sustained effort through 2014 by the Pew Research Center to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

The World Wide Web turns 25 on March 12, 2014. The Web's birthday provides an occasion to take stock of the impact of the rapid growth of the internet since its invention and the attendant rise of mobile connectivity. Since 1995, the Pew Research Center has documented this explosive adoption of the internet and its wide-ranging impacts on everything from: the way people get, share, and create news; the way they take care of their health; the way they perform their jobs; the way they learn; the nature of their political activity; their interactions with government; the style and scope of their communications with friends and family; and the way they organize in communities.

In a new national survey to mark the 25th anniversary of the Web, Pew Research finds further confirmation of the incredible spread and impact of the internet:

Adoption: 87% of American adults now use the internet, with near-saturation usage among those living in households earning $75,000 or more (99%), young adults ages 18-29 (97%), and those with college degrees (97%). Fully 68% of adults connect to the internet with mobile devices like smartphones or tablet computers.

The adoption of related technologies has also been extraordinary: Over the course of Pew Research Center polling, adult ownership of cell phones has risen from 53% in our first survey in 2000 to 90% now. Ownership of smartphones has grown from 35% when we first asked in 2011 to 58% now.

Impact: Asked for their overall judgment about the impact of the internet, toting up all the pluses and minuses of connected life, the public's verdict is overwhelmingly positive:

  *   90% of internet users say the internet has been a good thing for them personally and only 6% say it has been a bad thing, while 3% volunteer that it has been some of both.
  *   76% of internet users say the internet has been a good thing for society, while 15% say it has been a bad thing and 8% say it has been equally good and bad.

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