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When Everything Connects to Everything: The Impact On People's Relationships to Each Other and to Information

Date : Dec 14, 2005
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 00:57:49

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Rainie will discuss the major findings of the Pew Internet & American Life Project about the social impact of the internet. Among other things he will discuss basic adoption of the internet and explore digital divides not only in access, but also in basic use of the internet. He will also describe how broadband connections change people's online behavior and attitudes. The Project has looked at dozens of activities that people pursue online and Rainie will describe how people use the internet to get health information, access government services, pursue formal and informal education, and how people use the internet during important life events (e.g. changing jobs, making major investments). He will describe the internet's impact on basic human communication patterns and social arrangements. And, he will look at how today's youth will change the world of media and communications in the coming decade.

Lee Rainie ?Director Pew Internet & American Life Project, Pew Internet / American Life Project

Lee Rainie is the founding Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Since December 1999, the Washington D.C. research center has examined how people's Internet use affects their families, communities, health care, education, civic and political life, and work places.

The Project has issued more than 80 reports based on surveys and other research on these social issues and important public policy questions such as trust and privacy online, e-government, intellectual property, broadband adoption, and the digital divides.

Prior to receiving the grant, he was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard College and has a master's degree in political science from Long Island University.