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Mobile Internet in-depth study research report released

by , Monday November 19th, 2012

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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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Update on the Mobile Internet in-depth study

by , Friday July 6th, 2012

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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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Who uses public access ICTs? Survey working paper released

by , Friday January 13th, 2012

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Who uses public access ICTs? Survey working paper released

Who uses public access ICTs? With the release of the first survey working paper, Public access to ICTs: Sculpting the profile of users, the Global Impact Study offers insight into who the users of public access ICTs are. Written by George Sciadas, with input from Hil Lyons, Chris Rothschild, and Araba Sey, this working paper results from data analysis of the user surveys in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines.

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Mobile internet researcher participates in social media conference

by , Thursday June 16th, 2011

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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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Cost benefit analysis of public access venues in Chile

by , Saturday April 2nd, 2011

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Given the proliferation of public access venues, such as cybercafes, telecentres, and public libraries, in developing countries, it is important to understand what value and perceived costs users associate with using and having access to these venues. By employing benefit cost analysis (BCA) methodologies, this in-depth study will explore the costs and benefits of providing and using public access information and communication technologies (ICT).

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