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What’s Inside September 2011:

New websites New articles on 2011 social media and riots Media usage statistics

NEW SURVEYS ON INTERNET USAGE. The latest Oxford Internet Survey has just been released . It refers to a next generation user as accessing the internet via portable devices and using several devices. The survey also offers a snapshot of who uses the internet, how and why. Past reports on the website allow time changes to be tracked. other useful Internet use surveys are the Pew Internet and American Life report. The World Internet Project



Almost Wikipedia: What Eight Collaborative Encyclopedia Projects Reveal About Mechanisms of Collective Online s/luncheon/2011/10/makohill lecture Berkman Center for Internet and Society

N EW AR TI CLE S SOCI AL M EDIA AND REVOLUTION Use of social media by Occupy wall street protestors occupy-wall-street-hackathons-2/ . Interesting article and links to intiatives from Mashable The Occupy London Stock Exchange website also has twitter and facebook sites.


And a livestream. Explore the links to ses other uses of social media such as Flickr. There is also an interesting Sound Cloud site Aswat Website which aims to offer a place for activists and reformers from the Middle East and Africa to post news and exchange viewpoints. It has a resource library of free how to guides and training courses for activists. More interesting for researchers are the blogs. Which contain citizen journalism comment. Bloggers include individuals from Egypt, Yemen and the Middle East so it includes up to date comment on the Arab spring. Also useful for this type of coverage is Global Voices online which has many citizen journalism postings from around the world there is a special section for the Egyptian protests erage/egypt-protests-2011/


Website has infographic on number of facebook users. book-facts-and-figures-2011infographic/ 2011 Social Media Consumer Trend Report experian -research/register-2011-socialmedia-consumer-trend-simmonsrpt.html -free registration required The Relationship Between Social Media Buzz and TV Ratings Neilsen research. ne_mobile/the-relationship-betweensocial-media-buzz-and-tv-ratings/

Internet and Privacy/ security Social media or digital narcissism? le/social_media_or_digital_narcissis m/ an interesting article from the European journalism Centre which disccuses a controversial project by the project by the Dutch visual artist Willem Popelier called show room girls roomgirls.html in which he uses the Internet to trace the identity of 2 14 year old girls who had their photographs taken by a shop webcam. Further information can also be seen on the gallery website.



Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia published by the Social Science Research Council INTERNET ACCESS

The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices� report from Internet Society (ISOC), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and UNESCO. Summary online. mmunication-andinformation/resources/news-and-infocus-articles/allnews/news/local_content_internet_ development_and_access_prices_ne w_study_presented_at_igf_2011/

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