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Joe,
Thanks for the information. However as it does not involve the  
ordinary public which is a shame as it only gives a one sided view.  
Surely the "ordinary" persons views count and therefore be part of  
this survey?

Frank

On 1 Mar 2010, at 09:19, Joseph Truss wrote:

> Frank,
>
> The ordinary people you seek may have lots to offer as well but the  
> stakeholders for this report are just a sample of 'engaged' people  
> who would be expected to have more than just casual experience with  
> the medium.  It's clearly not the full story but does offer a useful  
> glimpse I think.
>
> Joe
>
> The surveys are conducted
> through online questionnaires to which a selected group of experts  
> and the highly engaged
> Internet public have been invited to respond.
>
> Experts were located in two ways. First, several thousand were  
> identified in an extensive canvassing
> of  scholarly,  government,  and  business  documents  from  the   
> period  1990‐1995  to  see  who  had
> ventured predictions about the future impact of the Internet.  
> Several hundred of them participated
> in  the  first  three  surveys  conducted  by  Pew  Internet  and   
> Elon  University,  and  they  were
> recontacted  for  this  survey.  Second,  expert  participants   
> were  hand‐picked  due  to  their  positions  as
> stakeholders in the development of the Internet.
> Here are some of the respondents: Clay Shirky, Esther Dyson, Doc  
> Searls, Nicholas Carr, Susan
> Crawford, David Clark, Jamais Cascio, Peter Norvig, Craig Newmark,  
> Hal Varian, Howard Rheingold,
> Andreas Kluth, Jeff Jarvis, Andy Oram, David Sifry, Marc Rotenberg,  
> John Pike, Andrew Nachison,
> Anthony Townsend, Ethan Zuckerman, Stephen Downes, Rebecca  
> MacKinnon, Jim Warren, Sandra
> Brahman, Seth Finkelstein, Jerry Berman, and Stewart Baker.
>
>
>
> On 26 Feb 2010, at 18:50, Frank Wood wrote:
>
>> Just had a quick look at the first item "Will Google Make Us Stupid?"
>>
>> We are all stakeholders in the internet in one way or another. What  
>> fascinated me when I read the above is that NOT ONE SINGLE  
>> RESPONDENT was from the "ordinary man in the street". The  
>> respondents were either academics, business leaders, writers, other  
>> luminaries. Very strange and thus I'm not really curious about  
>> reading any more if ithis "report" is going to be along such  
>> elitist lines.
>>
>> Maybe someone who has bothered to read all the reports would be  
>> kind enough to point out where there is evidence of ordinary people  
>> being part of the respondents.
>>
>> Frank
>>
>> On 26 Feb 2010, at 10:13, Joseph Truss wrote:
>>
>>> A survey of nearly 900 Internet stakeholders reveals fascinating  
>>> new perspectives on the way the Internet is affecting human  
>>> intelligence and the ways that information is being shared and  
>>> rendered.
>>>
>>> The web-based survey gathered opinions from prominent scientists,  
>>> business leaders, consultants, writers and technology developers.  
>>> It is the fourth in aseries of Internet expert studies conducted  
>>> by the Imagining the Internet Center at Elon University and the  
>>> Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. In this  
>>> report, we cover experts' thoughts on the following issues:
>>>
>>>
>>> Will Google make us stupid?
>>> Will the internet enhance or detract from reading, writing, and  
>>> rendering of knowledge?
>>> Is the next wave of innovation in technology, gadgets, and  
>>> applications pretty clear now, or will the most interesting  
>>> developments between now and 2020 come “out of the blue”?
>>> Will the end-to-end principle of the internet still prevail in 10  
>>> years, or will there be more control of access to information?
>>> Will it be possible to be anonymous online or not by the end of  
>>> the decade?
>>>
>>> http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Future-of-the-Internet-IV.aspx
>>> There is a downloadable pdf of the full report on the site.
>>>
>>> Joe
>>>
>>> Joseph Truss
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