Internet--Social aspects

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,...

Research report

27 Feb 2017

This report presents findings from an analysis of the scale and scope of the sharing economy in Melbourne. The central aim of this report is to outline the breadth of the sharing economy in Melbourne, and to identify future directions for further investigation. The new...



31 Mar 2016

Martin Moore, Senior Research Fellow at King's College London, asks readers to imagine if on June 23 this year British citizens looking at found the words '#VoteIn' towards the bottom of the search page.

Moore claims that most of us still think of...

Research report

22 Mar 2016

A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many and differences in education and income are a hallmark of people’s learning activities.


Research report

12 Jun 2015

The transnational and multi-dimensional nature of Cyberspace and its growing importance presents new frontiers with unparalleled opportunities and challenges for access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression, privacy and ethics.

The Internet Study being undertaken by UNESCO is seeking to provide the necessary...

Conference paper

23 Oct 2013

Most studies about internet use examine how usage differs among users and why. Less attention has been paid to the varied degrees of non-use or low levels of use. Non-adopters of digital media are usually understood as not having access to digital media. However, there...

Journal article

15 Jun 2012

In this article we argue that the legal reshaping of public and private cannot at this stage be reconciled with the expectations of online writers who seek to conceal personal identity or to address a private audience. As bloggers, social networkers and other online content...

Research report

31 Jan 2012

As technology makes our world more transparent, handeling customer data is both a risk and an opportunity for businesses.

While the foremost concern must be to protect the data and privacy of customers, smart data also encourages responsible sharing of relevant data, benefiting both...

Research report

13 Jul 2009

This ASPI Strategic Policy Forum examines approaches to countering online radicalisation in Australia.

Forum contributors participated in an ASPI outreach dialogue on the topic of internet radicalisation that was held in Perth, Western Australia, in May 2009.

Individual speakers and their papers...

Discussion paper

4 Mar 2003

The current regulatory system for protecting children from Internet porography is failing, according to Michael Flood and Clive Hamilton. They argue for school pornography education, mandatory filtering of content by service providers (with an adult "opt-out" option), and online strategies to minimise children's exposure.

Discussion paper

4 Mar 2003

Three-quarters of 16 and 17 year-olds have been exposed accidentally to pornographic websites on the Internet, and two in five boys have found them deliberately, according to the Australia Institute report released on Monday. The material these teenagers are seeing is often violent and extreme,...