What is the current state of the Internet?
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on October 4, 2019
Find out in the latest annual report on the global rate of connection from the ITU. This year’s theme is Broadband as Foundation for Sustainable Development. It considers issues on how to bring Africa online and the global digital gap. A new report by the Collaboration for International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), considers […]
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Digital Data Gender Divide
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on November 30, 2018
Today worldwide 327 million fewer women than men have a smartphone and can access the mobile Internet. This report from the OECD considers what can be done. It focuses upon the themes of upskill and innovate to achieve change. Download the full text from the website.
Posted in Media and Communication, Sociology | Tagged Internet, Mobile phones, Mobile technology, Women | Leave a response
International Day of the Girl – 11th October
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on October 16, 2018
Girls ‘banned from using mobile phones’ in many nations Shocking findings from a global survey released on the International Day of the Girl. The survey by Girl Effect and the Vodafone Foundation surveyed the experiences of more than 3,000 adolescent girls and boys from 25 countries examining access and usage of mobile phones. In some […]
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How many times a day do you check your phone?
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on August 3, 2018
According to the latest Ofcom communications report people in the UK now check their smartphones, on average, every 12 minutes of the waking day. Their press release also has a fascinating infographic comparing usage and consumption of media from 2008 and 2018 which shows startling changes over the last ten years. The full report covers […]
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