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Social changes brought about by the Internet & Technology

Tag Archives: Pew

What’s in Your Will about Your Digital Assets?

Posted in eCommerce
Pew Research has reported that since 2002 about 92% of adults in the US use email everyday but how many people include in their wills what happens to the email and Social Media accounts? The answer is – not many. Dallas lawyer Ira Silverman, who specializes in wills, trusts and probate, offers this advice: Include … Continue Reading

75% of Women Use Social Media, However Only 10% of Women Post on Wikipedia

Posted in eCommerce
Gender statistics on the Internet are thought provoking, including Pew Research’s report that 75% of women and 63% of men use Social Media. Also Pew reported 67% of “online American adults are Facebook users, making Facebook the dominant social networking site” in the US. Likely no surprise to anyone. Even though women predominate in Social … Continue Reading

Should Anyone Expect Privacy on Google?

Posted in Internet Privacy
Since 92% of adults use search engines every day means that they share volumes of information with Google, who dominates searching, 66.4% in the US and 80% in the EU. No one was surprised when Pew Research reported that 92% of adults search daily, but what Google does with our personal information changed on March … Continue Reading

Internet Privacy Bill of Rights

Posted in Internet Privacy
Privacy is a hot topic for users of Facebook, Google, and other Social Media sites, so the White House has proposed the following Bill of Rights for legislative consideration: 1. INDIVIDUAL CONTROL: Consumers have a right to exercise control over what personal data companies collect from them and how they use it. 2. TRANSPARENCY: Consumers … Continue Reading

Only 80% of US teens on Social Media

Posted in eCommerce
Pew’s recent report came as no surprise that 95% of teens (12-17) are on the Internet. But why are only 80% using Social Media? Amazingly 55% of online teens “have decided not to post something online because they were concerned that it might reflect badly on them in the future.” Hopefully the reason for teenagers’ concern about … Continue Reading