Weekly Wrap-Up, October 24, 2014

According to Mashable, Facebook is now the second-biggest source of political news for Americans with Internet access, second only to local TV. However, if you include unconnected households, the percentages of people who utilize Facebook for news drop.

Dave Sheingold explores usage of Internet at public libraries in New Jersey. Specifically he addresses the disparity in reliance on Internet facilities between higher- and lower-income towns. In the same vein, the Aspen Institute released a report on public libraries and their value in modern society.

In Politico, Alex Byers reports on how Congress isn’t progressing at the same rate as Silicon Valley.


FCC released comments on open Internet for public viewing. Senator Leahy (D-VT) urges Comcast to set an example and take a stand on net neutrality.

And finally, thanks to a study by researchers at the University of Southern California, you can watch the Internet sleep (as shown in the image above).