The Center for the Digital Future has released the fifth edition of the World Internet Project Report, the first global partnership of research institutions that compiles data on the behavior and views of Internet users and nonusers worldwide.
The current report, managed by the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, includes findings from eight of the project’s 34 partner countries: Cyprus, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sweden Taiwan, and the United States.
The other partners in the project are Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macao, New Zealand, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.
Studies by the World Internet Project explore the contemporary evolution of communication technology through findings on 75 subject areas in 10 broad categories:
- Internet users and nonusers
- information seeking online
- access to online services
- Internet and social connections
- politics and the Internet
- media use, reliability and importance
- user-generated content and social media
- online entertainment
- online purchasing and personal privacy
- online communication