Thursday, 6 September 2012

Sir Tim Berners-Lee's Web Index measures the internet's impact on society

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web Foundation has launched the Web Index, an online tool designed to measure the internet's economic, political, and social impact across the world. The site also assesses the quality of network infrastructure, and combines this with other indicators to rank each country's "state of the web."

The Web Index compiles country-level data pertaining to three general spheres: web usage, readiness, and human impact. Usage is measured by the percentage of web users within a given country, as well as the content available to them. Web readiness is determined according to a country's communications infrastructure, regulatory climate, and censorship policies. Human impact, meanwhile, is gauged according to a...

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