Cisco has an interesting Facts & Stats page that links to a number of statistics about Web usage, ecommerce volume, and the Internet’s impact on the economy at large. Quite a lot of research for which Cisco paid a lot of money, all on the Web for us to use for free. Gotta love the Web.
Two links stolen from Steve: under construction: (re)defining culture and community in cyberspace (an overview of the way that anthropology is beginning to understand culture and community in the context of cyberspace) and under construction (a collaborative weblog exploring and chronicling culture and community on the internet). Alas, I have no time to explore either of these things thoroughly, but I’m passing them along in the hopes that you might.