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The Internet Overtakes Newspapers as News Source – USA Study

The Internet Overtakes Newspapers as News Source – USA Study

The Internet has now overtaken all media except television as a source of news, according to a study by the Pew Research Centre in the United States. The study found that 40 percent of people got most of their news from the internet, up from just 24 per cent in September 2007. More people say […]

Why Internet Filtering Won’t Work, is Wrong and Dangerous

Why Internet Filtering Won’t Work, is Wrong and Dangerous

“It won’t work. There it is. Flat out. It won’t work.” Nor should it be allowed to work, because it’s dangerous. So says a friend of mine, David Wright, with a strong interest in the internet filtering legislation presently being planned by Minister for Communications Stephen Conroy. David Wright spends a lot of his time […]

Statistics to mull over on internet use

Statistics to mull over on internet use

The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s annual communications report is out, and as usual is full of meaty statistics on the uses of communications technology. And the stats make it ludicrous to suggest that journalists can afford to ignore phenomena like social networking and blogging. Here are a few facts to mull over: Eighty nine […]