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ITIF Forum: Opportunities and Barriers in Online Shopping

Americans are of two minds about e-commerce; they like its convenience, but they worry about issues like sending credit card information over the Internet.

At this ITIF Forum, John Horrigan of the Pew Internet & American Life Project discusses the results of a new Pew study examining the prospects and challenges in expanding e-commerce shopping. In particular, John discusses the frictions and barriers in the online shopping environment and where to target efforts to address those frictions so that all Americans can benefit.

Please join us with a brown bag lunch. We anticipate this will be a widely attended event.

Date: Friday, February 22, 2008
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 P.M.,
Place: The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200, Conference Room 2
Washington, DC 20005


John Horrigan (bio)
Associate Direction, Pew Internet & American Life Project
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Related Links

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John Horrigan’s new Pew Center report on e-commerce consumers.

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