Americans and the Internet

Patty TerhuneTech News

As a part of its ongoing series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project recently released several reports about the internet.

In their report on What internet users know about technology and the web” you can test your own web IQ.  Before you read the report, take their new interactive knowledge quiz. After completing the quiz, you can compare your score with the general public and with people like yourself. The results show that American internet users’ knowledge of the modern technology landscape varies widely across a range of topics.

The Pew Research report, “Americans feel better informed thanks to the Internet” states that 87% of online Americans say the web helps them learn new things, and 72@ say it improved their ability to share ideas. Most enjoy having access to more information—just 26% of internet users say they feel overloaded by the amount of information on the web.