"The invention of the internet
has forever altered the world
we live in."
-William M Daley
Secretary Of Commerce, USA
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The Fourth Report of the World Internet Project is Now Available .USA

Date: 19/12/2012

The World Internet Project has published its fourth report of findings on the global impact of online technology -- a five-continent collaboration that creates an international picture of change produced by the Internet.

The fourth report of the World Internet Project includes findings from 11 of the project’s 37 partner countries that explore the behavior and views of Internet users and non-users.

The data was collected in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

To view the press release, please click on Download PDF.

To read or download the report, please click on the following link:

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Swedish report released in english version .Sweden

Date: 16/12/2012

The annual Swedes and the Internet was at first released in Swedish on October 17th. Today we're happy to announce an english version. Daily use of the Internet has increased significantly among pupils at elementary and middle school. More than half the population of Sweden now has access to the Internet through their mobile phones and the use of tablet computers is starting to catch on. These are a few among all the findings in the report.
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WIP South Africa Released First Report .South Africa

Date: 02/12/2012

The South African Network Society Survey at Wits Journalism, University of Witwatersrand just released their report “The New Wave”. It is the first detailed report on Internet usage in a Sub Saharan African country.

Here are some key findings from the report:

Who, where, and why...
One in three (34%) adults now use the Internet. More people go online daily (22%) than read a newspaper everyday (17%).

Young black and school educated
Two out of three Internet users (66%) speak and African language at home, most of them have not been educated beyond school level and four out of ten live on less than R1,500 per month. Most (54%) leaners at school or college are now Internet users.

Mobiles and shared computers
Almost three quarters of Internet users use their phones to connect though only a minority are entirely dependent on mobiles to get online. Most users don't own computers but use PCs to get Internet access via Internet Cafes or other public or shared facilities.

The 66%
Half of those who don't use the Internet say they don't know what it is. Only 4% of them own a computer. One in five adults say they can't easily read and write in English and almost all of these adults are not using the Internet.

To read or download the report, please go to Published or go to their site: http://www.networksociety.co.za/ />
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WIP Mexico Released 2012 Report .Mexico

Date: 24/10/2012

The Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico just released their report: "The 2012 Study of Habits and Perceptions of Mexicans over the Internet and Various Associated Technologies". For more information please go to: http://www.wip.mx/ or download PDF to view report.

Nobody uses the internet because the government says they should .Australia

Date: 04/10/2012

A study of home internet in remote communities highlights the real reasons people go online, write Julian Thomas and Ellie Rennie http://inside.org.au/nobody-uses-the-internet-because-the-government-says-they-should/