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by , December 21, 2012

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Mobile Internet study featured on ICTworks

Thanks goes to ICTworks for featuring the Global Impact Study's Mobile Internet study, Public Access, Private Mobile, led by Marion Walton and Jonathan Donner. The post on ICTworks highlights the five central claims of the study.

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by , November 19, 2012

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Mobile Internet in-depth study research report released

Mobile Internet in-depth study research report released

The Global Impact Study is pleased to announce the release of the Mobile Internet in-depth study research report, Public access, private mobile: The interplay of shared access and the mobile Internet for Teenagers in Cape Town. Led by Marion Walton of the University of Cape Town and Jonathan Donner of Microsoft Research India, this study assesses and describes the interplay between public PC-based Internet access and private mobile-based access for urban teenaged public access venue users in Cape Town.

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by , July 6, 2012

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Update on the Mobile Internet in-depth study

Final reports from the in-depth studies will be released soon. In the meantime, we wanted to share a quick update from the Mobile Internet study. The Mobile Internet study explored the interplay between mobile phones, particularly mobile Internet, and public access venues in South Africa. Are mobile phones and mobile Internet making public access venues obsolete? Are they competition for public access venues? Or do users use their mobile phones and Internet in conjunction with public access venues?

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by , June 19, 2012

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Global Impact Study presents findings

Global Impact Study Principal Investigator, Chris Coward, presented some of the study's findings at the Libraries for Innovation conference in Vilinus, Lithuania on June 7, 2012. Chris presented on findings from the user survey, as well as top line findings from two in-depth studies, Mobile Internet and Infomediaries. Representatives from the Lithuanian library program highlighted achievements made over the past five years, as well as areas they intend to focus on moving forward. We'll be posting more on the findings presented in the coming weeks, but for those who just can't wait, you can download the presentation slides. Stay tuned for more presentations from the Global Impact Study... next up: IFLA 2012.

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by , June 16, 2011

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Mobile internet researcher participates in social media conference

Co-PI of the Mobile internet in-depth study, Jonathan Donner, participated in the "Social Media for Development" workshop in Hangzhou, China in March 2011. He presented a position paper based on some of the hypotheses of the Mobile internet study at a pre-conference event of the Annual CSCW (Computer Supported Collaborative Work) conference.

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