Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Internet and the hurricanes

Hi everyone! Today's selection is from the Future Tense program from American Public Media. The podcast was posted to:

on 29 November 2005, and discusses the recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life project, which was entitled "Relief donations after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and use of the Internet to get disaster news". See:

The Future Tense shownotes included:

"A new study finds the 'Net is rapidly changing the way Americans donate to charities and get news. The Pew Internet and American Life Project says hurricanes Katrina and Rita demonstrate the changing landscape. Pew Researcher John Horrigan says charities received online donations from roughly 13 million Americans in the hurricanes' aftermath."

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I hope you enjoy this podcast!

Best regards,



Produced and hosted by Jon Gordon, Future Tense brings you the latest technology topics in daily five-minute capsules. From electronic privacy and digital democracy to spam and computer worms, Future Tense keeps you up to date on the rapidly changing world of technology.

American Public Media is one of the nation's premier public radio producers. Some 20 national programs and specials, including A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace® and Saint Paul Sunday® comprise the American Public Media portfolio. 14.7 million people listen to American Public Media programs each week.


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