Digital Planet is an interdisciplinary research initiative of The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. It has just released the Digital Evolution Index which evaluates of digital development in 60 countries according to 170 indicators across 4 key themes Supply Conditions, Demand Conditions, Institutional Environment, and Innovation and Change. Download the ranking, […]
Are we a nation of binge viewers? Yes according to the latest annual Communication Markets report released by Ofcom this week. They quote statistics that 8 in 10 adults in the UK use catch-up technology to watch more than one episode of a programme. 70% find this relaxing but 32% may they slept less! The report […]
Catalysts for Collaboration advancing collaboration in digital rights campaigns is a project of aims encouraging internet activists to collaborate to protect liberties online. It emerged from the Building Better Bridges for an Open Internet project, was initiated by Berkman Klein fellow Nani Jansen Reventlow and includes a number of case studies and ideas of campaigns. […]
The project is part of the American Folklife Center, established by Congress to document traditional cultural forms and practices. It recognized that online life is creating new forms of culture and is seeking to web archive their culture. Snapshots of 34 sites have been taken from June 2014 onwards to provide an opportunity for researchers […]
Just launched by G3ict and World a free toolkit which aims to eliminate the digital divide for persons with disabilities and older persons in Smart Cities programs worldwide. The site also includes the results of a survey of more than 250 experts worldwide, which found that only 18% were aware of a smart city that […]
On 15th March 2017, the Broadband Commission Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide launched its final report Recommendations for action: bridging the gender gap in Internet and broadband access and use. This has some focuses specifically on the Internet as a means to increase women’s empowerment. It also includes a useful bibliography of links […]
The EU has released the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which gathers together more than 30 indicators ranking European nations according to themes such as Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, Integration of Digital Technology and Digital Public Services. The website has good data visualizations as well as country reports and information about the […]
Beyond the Great Firewall: How China Became a Global Information Power Read the latest online report from Center for International Media Assistance to find out how. The 44 page book focuses upon three main areas: shaping international news media, guiding the evolution of the global Internet, and influencing global culture through Hollywood. Find data on […]
See the discussion from the Wikipedia reliable sources noticeboard There is also some interesting discussion by the Nieman Lab Also see this recent article on search strategies in Wikipedia from Giovanna Chiara Rodi, Vittorio Loreto and Francesca Tria which was published in PLOS One.
Released recently the UNESCO Global status report on school violence and bullying. This includes coverage on the nature, extent and actions taken to combat all types of bullying in schools worldwide. It includes coverage of cyberbullying, and the gender dimension of bullying.