Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106016
Title:
Trends in Internet Information Behavior, 2000-2004
Author:
Buente, Wayne; Robbin, Alice
Citation:
Trends in Internet Information Behavior, 2000-2004 2008-08,
Issue Date:
Aug-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106016
Submitted date:
2008-06-10
Abstract:
By 2000, the Internet became an information and communication medium that was integrated in our everyday lives. Following an interdisciplinary approach, the research reported in this article analyzes the wide variety of information that people seek on the Internet and investigates trends in Internet information activities between 2000 and 2004, using repeated cross-sectional data from the Pew Internet & American Life surveys to examine Internet activities that contribute to everyday life and their predictors. The objective is to deepen our understanding of Internet activities and everyday life and contribute to a growing body of research that utilizes large-scale empirical data on Internet use and everyday life. We ask: who is embedding the Internet into their everyday lives and what are the activities they pursue to facilitate everyday life? Findings demonstrate the differential returns for Internet use, particularly in key demographic categories. The study also contributes to emerging research on the digital divide, namely emphasis on the study of use rather than access to technology. Identifying trends in key Internet use dimensions enables policymakers to target populations who underutilize the potential of networked technologies.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Sociology; Internet; Social Informatics; Research Methods; Information Seeking Behaviors; Human Computer Interaction
Local subject classification:
information behavior; internet; digital divide; trends in internet information seeking

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBuente, Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.authorRobbin, Aliceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-10T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:38:16Z-
dc.date.issued2008-08en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-06-10en_US
dc.identifier.citationTrends in Internet Information Behavior, 2000-2004 2008-08,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106016-
dc.description.abstractBy 2000, the Internet became an information and communication medium that was integrated in our everyday lives. Following an interdisciplinary approach, the research reported in this article analyzes the wide variety of information that people seek on the Internet and investigates trends in Internet information activities between 2000 and 2004, using repeated cross-sectional data from the Pew Internet & American Life surveys to examine Internet activities that contribute to everyday life and their predictors. The objective is to deepen our understanding of Internet activities and everyday life and contribute to a growing body of research that utilizes large-scale empirical data on Internet use and everyday life. We ask: who is embedding the Internet into their everyday lives and what are the activities they pursue to facilitate everyday life? Findings demonstrate the differential returns for Internet use, particularly in key demographic categories. The study also contributes to emerging research on the digital divide, namely emphasis on the study of use rather than access to technology. Identifying trends in key Internet use dimensions enables policymakers to target populations who underutilize the potential of networked technologies.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectInterneten_US
dc.subjectSocial Informaticsen_US
dc.subjectResearch Methodsen_US
dc.subjectInformation Seeking Behaviorsen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation behavioren_US
dc.subject.otherinterneten_US
dc.subject.otherdigital divideen_US
dc.subject.othertrends in internet information seekingen_US
dc.titleTrends in Internet Information Behavior, 2000-2004en_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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