iPhone Digital Tipping Point: Screen time took over active leisure in 2007

Brookings: Screen time increasingly dominates our leisure hours, too, according to the annual American Time Use Survey, which is based on a nationally representative sample of individuals aged 15 and older. “Screen time” and “active leisure” are necessarily hard to precisely define. (For example, reading for leisure was included in “active leisure,” but reading on […]

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How Much Time the World Spends Looking at Screens (Infographic)

Gizmodo Ever wondered how much time the average person spends looking at their TV, computer, phone or laptop? Well, this chart shows exactly that, broken down by country. Produced by Mary Meeker for her annual presentation on internet trends, the chart reveals some interesting insights. Clearly Indonesia and the Philippines are glued to their screens, […]

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The Internet increasingly allows Americans to meet and form relationships with perfect strangers

Michael Rosenfeld and Reuben Thomas, Searching for a Mate: The Rise of the Internet as a Social Intermediary In the past 15 years, the rise of the Internet has partly displaced not only family and school, but also neighborhood, friends and the workplace as venues for meeting partners. The Internet increasingly allows Americans to meet […]

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The Evolution of Digital Capacity by Country

The Fletcher School, Tufts: The Digital Evolution Index (DEI) analyzes the key underlying drivers and barriers that govern a country’s evolution into a digital economy: Demand, Supply, Institutional Environment, and Innovation. A longitudinal analysis of these four drivers during the years 2008 to 2013 enables us to make sense of the evolving global digital landscape, […]

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Big Data Observations: The Datasexual

“The datasexual looks a lot like you and me, but what’s different is their preoccupation with personal data. They are relentlessly digital, they obsessively record everything about their personal lives, and they think that data is sexy. In fact, the bigger the data, the sexier it becomes. Their lives – from a data perspective, at least […]

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