Just released from the University of Southern California-Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future is the 2007 Digital Future Report, the Center’s sixth report. So far, six years of these highly anticipated reports (2000-2003 as the UCLA Internet Report) have tracked the emergence of broadband at home, on-line media, the wireless Internet, the rise of e-commerce, blogging and much more. This year’s findings reveal a stunning 43 percent of users surveyed claiming they now value their “online communities” as much as they value their “real-world” communities, a stat Jeffrey Cole, director of the USC-Annenberg, considers a significant benchmark in web history.
Right now at the site you can access highlights from the report or purchase the whole thing. Previous reports are available for free.