In focusing on information users, I found two articles that suggest that the Internet is quickly becoming our preferred source of information. The Pew Internet & American Life Project released findings in December, 2007, and comScore, a global leader in measuring the digital world, released a report in January, 2008. Both substantiate Brenda Dervin’s 1976 findings, which indicated that the actual behavior of people demonstrates that most use formal information sources rarely, and often use family and friends. Obviously, the advent of the Internet–and even more so social networking–makes this type information-seeking behavior easier and more widespread.
On yet another note, I found an interesting link to John Batelle’s slide presentation about publishing in Web 2.0 on a blog by David Rothman. Enjoy!