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FREAKY: Five Ways The Internet Is Rewiring Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2013 | Science

We email. We tweet. We facebook. We google. In this incredible age of technology, our computers sometimes seem to have taken control over our everyday...

The Important Vow I Made To Myself

Carol Orsborn | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

It's first thing in the morning and I'm, once again, at the computer instead of meditating on the bank of the river that runs past our house.

Why Your Online Activity - Right Now - Matters

Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.21.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

This post was originally published in The Daily Collegian, Penn State's student newspaper. It was cross-posted to The Huffington Post with permission....

The Internet, As Seen By High Schoolers

Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

Kids these days. Just what are they up to online? Intrigued by one tenth-grader's musings (via her brother) on trends in the tech world, investor Garry Tan conducted an informal survey of how 1,000 teens and twenty-somethings are using social media.

The 2013 Mobile Revolution

Scott Goodstein | Posted 03.02.2013 | Technology
Scott Goodstein

Lost in all the punditries of 2013 about which groups helped win the presidency in our evolving electorate, we are missing the importance of not just the changing demographics, but a seismic shift in how Americans digest news and information.

The Two Most Popular Online Activities--Still

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology

The most popular activities online among American Internet users remain search and email, according to new research from the Pew Internet and American...

Just How Big Internet Traffic Will Get By 2015

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology

Internet traffic is set to quadruple in the next four years. According to Cisco's Visual Networking Index Report, growth in smartphones, tablets an...

SURVEY: See Which Web Users Shun Spontaneity, Hate Pop-Ups

Posted 06.19.2011 | Technology

(LONDON) - Spontaneous activity on the Internet is on the wane among experienced users as they shun aimless surfing and plan their online sessions...

Research Shows Large Number Of Toddlers Online

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

Introducing Toddler 2.0. Young children are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, a new study finds. Recent research shows 23 percent of parents with c...

Internet, Social Media Users More Likely To Volunteer, Study Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Internet users are more social than ever, according to a new study, which also shows that online socializing connects to real-life volunteering. With...

Americans Have More Friends, and Not Just on Facebook

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Remember the media panic from the summer of 2006 about lonely and isolated Americans? The publication of a sociological study had unleashed a cascade...

Internet Users Find Boost In Brain Function After Just One Week

sciencedaily.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

You can teach an old dog new tricks, say UCLA scientists who found that middle-aged and older adults with little Internet experience were able to trig...

Internet Addiction Center Opens In U.S.

Guardian | Ed Pilkington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you have to take a quick break from reading this article to check your Blackberry, send a text or reboot your Xbox 360 before you reach the end of ...

Research: Internet Use Helps Boost Brain Power

BBC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For middle aged and older people at least, using the internet helps boost brain power, research suggests. A University of California Los Angeles team...