The World Internet Project (WIP), a comprehensive first-time global survey on the impact of the Internet, found remarkable similarities and significant differences in the way users utilize and rely on the Internet. Findings from work undertaken by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Creative Industries and Innovation’s (CCI) Digital Futures Study based at Swinburne University in Melbourne is included in the study along with 13 partner countries and regions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania. This summary of the full report outlines many of the findings including:
• Online purchasing is not yet part of the global internet experience
• A majority of users believe only half of the information they find online is reliable.