[Videolib] While we're on the topic of RSS...

deg farrelly (deg.farrelly@asu.edu)
Wed, 10 Aug 2005 12:25:05 -0700

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Interestingly, this was mentioned in this week=B9s AmigosNow e-newsletter.
(AMIGOS in an OCLC constortium)

1. PEW INTERNET STUDY SAYS USERS LACK AWARENESS OF NEW INNOVATIONS, DANGER=
S
> Large numbers of internet users do not know the basic definition of some=
of
> the hottest new internet innovations and one of the most serious online
> dangers, according to a new Pew Internet study.
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> In a nationwide phone survey between May 4 and June 7, the Pew Internet =
&
> American Life Project asked Internet users if they knew the meaning of
> certain internet terms. The results showed that some terms were well kno=
wn,
> but that =B3podcasting=B2 and =B3RSS feeds=B2 were not familiar to a majority of
> internet users and that =B3phishing=B2 is still a foreign term to many.
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> The findings are another reminder that new and exciting technology
> developments that seize the interest of industry officials and journalis=
ts,
> such as podcasting and RSS feeds, usually take a while to register with =
the
> wider public.=20
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To access the study, go to
http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Data_Techterm_aware.pdf.

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Arizona State University at the West Campus
PO Box 37100=20
Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Phone:  602.543.8522
Email:  deg.farrelly@asu.edu

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While we're on the topic of RSS... Inter= estingly, this was mentioned in this week’s AmigosNow e-newsletter. &n= bsp;(AMIGOS in an OCLC constortium)

1. PEW INTERNET STUDY SAYS USERS LACK  AWARENESS OF NEW INNOVATIONS= , DANGERS

Large numbers of internet users do not know  the b= asic definition of some of the hottest new internet innovations and one &nbs= p;of the most serious online dangers, according to a new Pew Internet study.=  

In a nationwide phone  survey between May 4 and June 7, the Pew Intern= et & American Life Project  asked Internet users if they knew the m= eaning of certain internet terms. The  results showed that some terms w= ere well known, but that “podcasting” and “RSS  feeds= ” were not familiar to a majority of internet users and that “ph= ishing”  is still a foreign term to many.

The findings are another reminder that new  and exciting technology de= velopments that seize the interest of industry  officials and journalis= ts, such as podcasting and RSS feeds, usually take a  while to register= with the wider public.

To access the study, go to http://w= ww.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_Data_Techterm_aware.pdf.


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deg farrelly, Associate Librarian
Arizona State University at the West Campus
PO Box 37100
Phoenix, Arizona  85069-7100
Phone:  602.543.8522
Email:  deg.farrelly@asu.edu

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