https://about.twitter.com/en_us/values/elections-integrity.html#data As part of it openness and transparency policy, Twitter have released information and datasets indicating that thousands of sources from Russia were used during the USA election campaign to manipulate news sources. TechCrunch discusses and gives links to the datasets.
A new national learning analytics service has been launched by Jisc. It is the world’s first national student learning analytics service. Its website has information on its aims in decreasing student drop out. It also includes a code of practice for ethical use of the data . Jisc have also developed for students a free […]
This major report published by the International Telecommunications Union captures the level of ICT developments in 175 economies worldwide and compares progress since the year 2014. It includes ICT Development Index (IDI). The IDI is a standard tool that governments, operators, development agencies, researchers and others can use to measure the digital divide and compare […]
Launched by Nesta to measure how well cities support start-ups and digital entrepreneurs. This year it has expanded and now covers 60 cities. The methodology ranks cities according to a number of factors including access to finance, infrastructure, mentoring and more. Full details on the website. London has the highest rating and the city file […]
Download the Digital index from Barclays to find out more. Based on a survey of 10,000 working adults in 10 countries, it enables a cross national comparison of skills levels and confidence. The six categories examined were: researching and evaluating information, communicating and collaborating, protecting data and devices, content creation and coding, solving problems and […]
This new global survey examines progress towards digital life in 34 nations worldwide. The 3 key areas covered are: Digital Confidence (how readily and confidently individuals and organisations engage with the country’s digital infrastructure); Digital Openness (digital infrastructure facilitates open access to information) ; Digital Entrepreneurship (how readily citizens and organisations are able to innovate […]
A new independent, non-profit Internet and society research think tank based in Hong Kong. It is supported by The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and seeks to discuss digital society in Asian context. The site has just launched with a useful collection of essays grouped into five broad chapters: “Connecting the […]
Digital Exclusion Heatmap Get data on the extent and nature of digital exclusion in the today using this handy map from charity Go On. It uses data and analysis from Local Government Association and The London School of Economics and Political Science to measure basic digital literacy skills in the UK. Look up a local […]
The ITU provides free access to some data on Internet access worldwide. It gives the figures. ‘4 billion people from developing countries remain offline, representing 2/3 of the population residing in developing countries.’
A new Youtube channel in association with social media site Storyful which aims to present verified eye witness citizen journalism films. Main storylines covered will be current news, weather and politics.