Internet users

Report

29 Nov 2017

This report covers key and useful metrics for analysing and understanding the Internet, grouped around three topic areas: access, trust and creative potential.

Research report

7 Nov 2017

The results of the 2017 online copyright infringement survey show that Australians are embracing streaming services and are more willing to pay for online content.

Evaluation

1 Nov 2017

This report presents findings from a mixed methods study involving qualitative interviews and a heuristic analysis of the Horticulture Industry Network’s (HIN’s) website.

Report

19 Oct 2017

Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human nature is aided more than stifled...

Report

18 Oct 2017

Globally, one of the fastest growing forms of gambling is online and interactive gambling. In 2012, it was estimated that Australians' expenditure on online gambling amounted to approximately $1.5 billion.

Report

4 May 2017

Australians are more concerned about their online privacy than they were five years ago. And it seems that Australians continue to experience the privacy risks that may travel with new technology; with around one-in-four regretting social media activity and a similar percentage knowing a victim...

Research report

29 Mar 2017

Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse. This will lead to a splintering of social media into AI-patrolled and regulated ‘safe spaces’ separated from free-for-all zones. Some worry this will hurt the open exchange of...

Audio program

25 Mar 2017

Twitter is considering a paid subscription service for some of its high-level users.

The service would help businesses retain a greater control over their social media presence, and give them more access to users' habits.

It's been a free platform for eleven years,...

Annual Report

17 Mar 2017

After one full year of operations, Digital Rights Watch has released its inaugural annual report.

Slides

21 Feb 2017

Who is the ‘mobile only’ audience? Most of the UK adult online population is not in a rush to abandon the desktop. However, in December 2016, UKOM approved comScore data showcased that 10% of online adults accessed the Internet via mobile only.

Key areas...

Research report

8 Feb 2017

Algorithms are aimed at optimizing everything. They can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. Still, experts worry they can also put too much control in the hands of corporations and governments, perpetuate bias, create filter bubbles, cut choices, creativity and serendipity, and could...

Website

24 Jan 2017

Global Kids Online is an international research project that aims to generate and sustain a rigorous cross-national evidence base around children’s use of the internet by creating a global network of researchers and experts.

The project developed a global research toolkit that would enable...

Fact sheet

12 Jan 2017

Today around seven-in-ten Americans use social media to connect with one another, engage with news content, share information and entertain themselves. Explore the patterns and trends shaping the social media landscape over the past decade via the link.

Research report

4 Jan 2017

The internet is an extraordinary force for good but it is not designed with children in mind. This report examines the internet use of the one third of internet users who are under eighteen years old and the part it plays in their lives....

Research report

21 Dec 2016

Public wi-fi is becoming a key part of Australia’s communication system. However, the convenience and accessibility that make public wi-fi so popular also make it vulnerable to malevolent or illegal activities, particularly targeted at intercepting sensitive or valuable personal information.

Despite its popularity, we...

Annual Report

30 Nov 2016

With almost nine out of ten Australian adults now online, the ACMA Communications report 2015–16 shows that our growing appetite for digital content is driving change across the communications sector.

The continuing increase in the amount of data consumed over fixed and mobile networks...

Research report

23 Nov 2016

The Measuring the Information Society Report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT Development Index (IDI). The IDI 2016 captures the level of ICT developments in 175 economies worldwide and...

Research report

18 Nov 2016

A fall in the proportion of Australian internet users accessing unlawful content online and a rise in the uptake of streaming services are the key findings of the 2016 online copyright infringement survey.

The results of Australia’s second survey of online copyright infringement, showed...

Website

4 Aug 2016

This research snapshot aims to explore the levels of online engagement of older Australians (those aged 65 and over). It examines various measures of digital engagement, including internet access, frequency and location of internet use, as well as the devices used to access the internet...

Research report

7 Jul 2016

Wave after wave of digital innovation has introduced a new set of influences on the public’s news habits. Social media, messaging apps, texts and email provide a constant stream of news from people we’re close to as well as total strangers. News stories can now...