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Submission + - Digital Differences in Americans (

antdude writes: "Pew Internet article, with its details, showing "Digital Differences" — "When the Pew Internet Project first began writing about the role of the internet in American life in 2000, there were stark differences between those who were using the internet and those who were not. Today, differences in internet access still exist among different demographic groups, especially when it comes to access to high-speed broadband at home. Among the main findings about the state of digital access..."

Seen on Blue's News and TechCrunch."


Submission + - Tech 'firsts' that made a President's day. (

antdude writes: NetworkWorld has a nineteen (19) pages (20th doesn't count) slideshow showing technologies/techs. of "Commanders in cutting edge — From the first presidential steamboat ride to the introduction of electricity in the White House to Obama's famous BlackBerry, our nation's commanders in chief have always enjoyed the privilege of being exposed to technology's cutting edge — even if they haven't always embraced the opportunities.

So in honor of Monday's celebration of Presidents' Day in United States/U.S., here's a look at some of the more notable – and controversial — presidential first encounters with the leading technologies of their days..."

Social Networks

Submission + - Study: Ages of social network users. (

Ant writes: "Royal Pingdom has age statistics for nineteen/19 different social network sites (Facebook, /., Digg, etc.) and crunched the numbers (note: to get consistent age data for the various sites we used site demographics information for the United States/U.S. gathered from Google's Ad Planner service and then did some additional calculations to get all the data we needed).

Seen on Neatorama."


Submission + - Frontline's 1.5 Hours Documentary: Digital Nation (

Ant writes: "Frontline has a 1.5 hours documentary video titled "Digital Nation" — "A television (TV)/Web report on the digital revolution and how it's changing our lives, with video stories, interviews, and user-generated video on relationships, information overload, education, the military, parenting, brain development, and more...""
The Internet

Submission + - The History of the Internet in a Nutshell (

antdude writes: Six Revisions shares "The History of the Internet in a Nutshell" starting 1969 — "Here's a brief history of the Internet, including important dates, people, projects, sites, and other information that should give you at least a partial picture of what this thing we call the Internet really is, and where it came from.

While the complete history of the Internet could easily fill a few books, this article should familiarize you with key milestones and events related to the growth and evolution of the Internet between 1969 to 2009..."

Seen on Digg.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.