Internet--Social aspects

Discussion paper

8 Apr 2019

This white paper sets out the UK Government's plans for online safety measures, which include encouraging companies to take more responsibility for the online safety of their users, particularly children and other vulnerable groups. The public consultation runs until July 2019.


1 Mar 2019

This report examines how mentoring by family, friends and peers can help older Australians to increase their online engagement and improve their digital skills.


15 Jun 2018

Google has lost a High Court appeal in defamation litigation brought by Michael Trkulja. It is time to consider that extending "safe harbour" to Google may be a good idea.


6 Jun 2017

Connection begets connection. The Internet of Things is in full flower but does that leave it vulnerable to cyberattack?


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,...


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...


11 Nov 2016

Over the past decade, Pew Research Center has documented the wide variety of ways in which Americans use social media to seek out information and interact with others. A majority of Americans now say they get news via social media, and half of the public...


28 Oct 2016

This article by Stuart Waite, ex-News Corp. executive, board member of the Internet of Things Alliance Australia and CEO of consulting firm Timpani, asks what does the Internet of Things (IoT) mean to newsrooms that are already struggling with demands to produce more for less,...



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...


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.



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...


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 the...

Conference paper

14 Nov 2011

This paper assesses some of the characteristics of the relationship between social innovation and the evolving digital economy. It is based on a study of several not-for-profit organisations, who, as part of their operation, have implemented Web 2.0 solutions utilising resources made available under the...

Conference paper

15 Dec 2010

This paper looks at how the net neutrality debate relates to the music recording industry and considers how new media audiences consume music as social experience and with generative impulse. As the Internet appears to force the music recording industry to re-evaluate its function and...

Conference paper

16 Dec 2009

The move to develop new visualisation tools for online activities is a response to the complex systems of our expanding, informationalised world and the realisation that graphical representation improves our ability to navigate and make sense of it. But when such tools are combined with...


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 are:...

Conference paper

15 Oct 2007

This study explored psychological aspects of the Internet practice of blogging, including blogging practices, blogging motives and engagement in identity exploration in emerging adulthood. Emerging adulthood is a theory of human development that proposes a new life stage between adolescence and adulthood stemming from recent...



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