Center releases 2016 report on the impact of digital technology in the United States

us-report-small-cover-2016November 28 — “Surveying the Digital Future,” the longest running study of its kind that explores the views and behavior of Internet users and non-users, has been released by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future.

Now in its 14th year, the study chronicles findings on more than 180 issues, including: the growing importance of the Internet in the American political process, the reliability of online information, the Internet and personal freedom, conflicts between social media and face-to-face contact with family and friends, online consumer behavior, privacy and personal security, children and the Internet, and negative attention online (bullying and sexual harassment).

Visit here to download the full report.

Center publishes findings on global impact of online behavior

December 17 — The Center for the Digital Future has released the seventh edition of the World Internet Project International Report, the first global partnership of research institutions that compiles data on the behavior and views of Internet users and non-users worldwide.

The World Internet Project International Report can be downloaded here.

Each annual report includes findings from a different group of partner countries; the 2016 study features results from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Israel, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States.

GDKP-India: A new economic measure for the Digital Age

Professor Umberto Sulpasso, a senior fellow in the Center, has developed the Gross Domestic Knowledge Product (GDKP), a new method of measuring a country’s wealth in the Digital Age that shifts from the production of goods and services used to calculate the Gross Domestic Product to instead measuring the production of knowledge.

Read here about GDKP and examples of the first studies conducted in cooperation with institutions in India.

Jeff Cole explores cutting the cord

Jeff-Cole-225Center director Jeffrey Cole highlights the unbundling of content from cable providers, pricing models, and new consumer behavior at 2015 annual leadership meeting of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

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Center releases Topical Survey Report 2015

Topical-Survey-2015-cover-180A report released September 21 by the Center for the Digital Future and Bovitz Inc. found that after security hacks at corporations such as Target, Home Depot, and Anthem, large numbers of Americans have lost faith in the private sector’s ability to protect personal information or use that information wisely.

The findings are included in the Center’s new Topical Survey, which covers a broad range of current issues involving privacy, social media use, and personal stress and technology.

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