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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