Interesting and Useful Websites

There are any number of websites that might enrich our understanding of how technology, new/digital media, and the internet are affecting our lives.  Here are a few of them:

Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier, from Frontline. According to them,

Digital Nation is a new, open source PBS project that explores what it means to be human in an entirely new world — a digital world. It consists of this Web site as well as a major FRONTLINE documentary to be broadcast in winter 2010. Our production team is posting rough cuts and raw footage on the web, and gathering input, feedback and stories from users as we go.

Dan Floyd’s Youtube Channel

Dan Floyd is an animator who has created a channel on Youtube where he has posted a series of videos about computer games.  He covers topic from games and education, to games and story-telling, to games and sex, among others.  The videos are humorous, informative, and fairly brief; around 10 minutes or so, each.

The Pew Internet and American Life Project According to them,

The Pew Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The Project produces reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life. The Project aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the internet through surveys that examine how Americans use the internet and how their activities affect their lives.

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