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Digital Oxygen: How "natives" behave when media and communications tools are ubiquitous

Date : Dec 13, 2006
Start Time : 11 a.m. Eastern
Length : 00:01:00

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Rainie will discuss the major findings of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. This effort explores the behavior and expectations that result from living in a world that offers media and message delivery through so many different devices, in so many different ways. He will also describe the social and institutional impact of the Internet, cell phones, and media-making devices on users and the organizations that want to serve them. If you have heard Lee speak before, you know you won’t want to miss this presentation. And if you have not heard Lee, now is your chance. Listen to the intriguing research results and coming trends that are unfolding as the world of media and communications continue to evolve. Find out what impact this has for us as we strive to stay ahead of the needs and aspirations of our customers 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.