How much time do British children spend using social media each day? Results from Ofcom which is based on 3-day digital diaries of 186 primary school children and 173 secondary. It also covers TV viewing, messaging and gaming habits.
CENTAL is coordinating a project focusing on how text messaging can be used in scientific communication. The website includes a bibliography (mainly relating to SMS in Switzerland) and publications. There are also details of another project What’s up Switzerland which researches mobile research communications via WhatsApp.
Read this interesting exploratory paper. Hooked on Smartphones: An Exploratory Study on Smartphone Overuse among College Students by Uichin Lee et al.
What role do mobile phones and social media play in modern relationships? Latest data from the Pew Internet and American Life project taken from a survey of couples in the USA: http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/02/11/couples-the-internet-and-social-media/ According to the report 25% of married or partnered adults who text have texted their partner when they were both at home together!
Innovative use of new technology by UNICEF and UN-Habitat: a website which also works as a smartphone app that brings together information on support services for women and girls who are survivors of violence. This is a big problem in the region. Data from the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat for Public Security’s “Women’s Dossier […]
http://www.netchildrengomobile.eu/ A new project funded by the Safer Internet Programme of the European Commission has been launched. It will study data on children and the mobile internet in Denmark, Italy, Romania and the UK. This will produce both quantitative and qualitative data and research reports. The website has project specifications and news.
2012 Cisco Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR)http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1120/index.html#~2012 Covers Generation Y 18-30 use of technology includes infographics on online friendship, smartphones, internet security (note complete report not yet in full online). Compare with earlier reports from 2010 onwards. The latest Pew Global Attitudes Project Report also charts the rise of social networking across the globe. It […]
Google launches speak to tweet service because of Syria’s internet blackout, a good example of the use of social media to provide crisis communications. Go to the site for examples of messages left.
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http://www.archives.gov/research/investigations/watergate/us-v-liddy.html The newly released documents come from the U.S. v. Liddy criminal trial against seven of the individuals involved in the Watergate break-in scandal that led to the impeachment and resignation of President Richard Nixon. They include evidentiary discussions held outside the jury’s hearing, pre-trial discussions with defendants’ lawyers and the court, and post-trial sentencing […]
http://www.itu.int/ The ITU collects data on mobile phones, internet use and access worldwide. Its website offers some free statistics. These can now be mapped more effectively using Google data explorer http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/explorer/index.html Explore and visualize key ICT indicators from 1960 to 2011 for about 200 economies worldwide by creating line graphs, bar graphs, maps and bubble charts.