Internet users

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 ideas and...

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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, so who would pay...

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Annual Report

17 Mar 2017

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

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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 covered in this UKOM insight piece...

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Research report

08 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...

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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...

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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.

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Research report

04 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.

 

 

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Website

04 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 and the...

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Research report

07 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 come piecemeal, as links or shares...

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Research report

06 May 2016

The fifth World Internet Project New Zealand (WIPNZ) survey continues our biennial analysis of New Zealanders’ usage of, and attitudes towards, the internet. It follows on from the surveys undertaken in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013. In this report, we present top-level analysis of data from the...

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Article

30 Mar 2016

According to Census Bureau surveys, nearly one in five Americans reported having a disability in 2010. Many are motor or cognitive disabilities, including dementia and depression. But more than eight million Americans are visually impaired, and more than 7.5 million have hearing issues. For...

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Research report

21 Feb 2016

State of Connectivity 2015: A Report on Global Internet Access, the second annual study by Facebook, takes a close look at the current state of global internet connectivity, how it has changed since 2014 and how we can use the data identified to generate new insights.

At the end...

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Research report

05 Feb 2016

Examines how young people are now engaging online, the devices they use and the services and activities that draw them online.

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The internet is an integral part of the lives of young people in Australia, with most going online regularly to learn, keep in...

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Data portal

07 Jan 2016

The Bureau of Communications Research is helping to make communications sector research easier to digest through its collection of visualisations in the new Data Lab. 

The Data Lab brings together facts and figures on the communications sector. Users can find, compare and share the latest...

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Research report

21 Dec 2015

This report represents the sixth published results of the World Internet Project, collaboratively produced by the Center for the Digital Future in the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in the USA and partner countries worldwide. This work on the impact of the Internet has...

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