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What explains the worldwide patterns in user-generated geographical content?

What explains the worldwide patterns in user-generated geographical content?

How do we explain the significant inequalities in the geography of user-generated information? Mark Graham, PI of a project Mapping and measuring local knowledge production and representation in the Middle East and North Africa, shows that a large part of the country-level variation can be explained by just three factors. Read the full paper: Graham, M., Hogan, B., Straumann, R.K., and Medhat, A. (2014) Uneven Geographies of User-Generated Information: Patterns of Increasing Informational Poverty (Annals Assoc. Amer. Geog.).

Mapping the Local Geographies of Digital Inequality in Britain

The Internet has fundamentally reorganised economic, social and political actions and relationships around the world, and yet we know surprisingly little about the geography of Internet use and participation at sub-national scales. OII Fellow Grant Blank discusses how by combining data from the 2013 Oxford Internet Survey (OxIS) and the 2011 UK census, small area estimation techniques can be used to estimate Internet use at the local level in Britain, offering a never-before seen look at the local geographies of Internet usage.

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UK teenagers without the Internet are ‘educationally disadvantaged’

This is a repost of a University of Oxford press release reporting on work by Rebecca Eynon (OII) and Chris Davies (Dept of Education, Univ. Oxford) on how teenagers in the UK are using the internet and other mobile devices, recently published in their book Teenagers and Technology (2012, Routledge).

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Understanding low and discontinued Internet use amongst young people in Britain

OII Research Fellow Dr Rebecca Eynon discusses how the rhetoric around young people’s uses of technology is leading to assumptions and practices that are likely to make some individuals even more excluded from society. The full report “On the Periphery? Understanding low and discontinued Internet use amongst young people in Britain” was funded by the Nominet Trust.

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eHealth: what is needed at the policy level? New special issue from Policy and Internet

Rik Crutzen of Maastricht University, Guest Editor (with Gordon Gao, of the University of Maryland) of Policy and Internet’s special issue on eHealth, discusses the policy insights of the papers published in the issue, which cover such issues as the effectiveness of national policies aimed at empowering users, patient trust in electronic health records, and user engagement with online health information.

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Welcome to the third issue of Policy & Internet for 2010. We are pleased to present five articles focusing on substantive public policy issues arising from widespread use of the Internet: regulation of trade in virtual goods; development of electronic government in Korea; online policy discourse in UK elections; regulatory models for broadband technologies in […]

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Welcome to the second issue of Policy & Internet for 2010! We are pleased to present six articles which investigate the role of the Internet in a wide range of policy processes and sectors: agenda setting in online and traditional media; environmental policy networks; online deliberation on climate change; data protection and privacy; net neutrality; […]

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