Evolution of and Divides in the Swiss Information Society 2011–2017

In April we will be presenting a new longitudinal analysis of Swiss World Internet Project data at the Annual Conference of the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research that addresses the adoption rates of the (mobile) Internet and specific uses, how these have evolved between 2011 and 2017, which digital divides regarding use, skills, and … Continue reading Evolution of and Divides in the Swiss Information Society 2011–2017

World Internet Project – Switzerland 2017

Four new research reports on Internet use and related topics in Switzerland have been published. Next to some basic figures on Swiss Internet users in 2017 (see figure), we also explored issues such as trust in online content, privacy, and digital well-being.  

Digital Inequality and Online Political Participation

An article I coauthored has been accepted for publication in Socius, an open access journal supported by the American Sociological Association. A general mobilizing effect of the Internet on political participation has been difficult to demonstrate. This study takes a digital inequality perspective and analyzes the role of Internet expertise for the social structuration of … Continue reading Digital Inequality and Online Political Participation

World Internet Project Meeting in Moscow

This year's Annual Meeting of the World Internet Project took place in Moscow hosted by the Internet Initiatives Development Fund and Moscow City University. After an open day featuring eCity and eGovernment panels, 25 national partners presented and discussed new findings on Internet use in their respective countries and regions. The Swiss team focused on … Continue reading World Internet Project Meeting in Moscow