Tracking the Global Diffusion of the Internet
Over the years, humans covered the globe with cities, then linked them with railroads, highways, telephone lines, power grids, canals, and so forth. We are now deploying the Internet, and investors, policy makers and curious romantics are interested in tracking its global diffusion.
For further information or to volunteer to complete our questionnaire, contact Larry Press, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Framework Overview: A short article outlining our framework for tracking the global diffusion of the Internet.
- Summary Example: An example (Cuba) illustrating our format for summarizing the state of the Internet in a nation.
- Questionnaire: A questionnaire to assess the state of the Internet in a nation in terms of our framework.
- Questionnaire: The above questionnaire in a Microsoft Word (v7) file.
- Questionnaire: The above questionnaire in a Microsoft Rich Text Format file.
- Questionnaire: The above questionnaire in an ASCII text file.
- Second Overview: Press, Larry, Notes on A Framework to Characterize the Global Diffusion of the, INFO '97, Havana, October, 1997. A presentation which is somewhat longer than the Framework Overview, with a bit more discussion of the determinants.
- Detailed Report: MOSAIC Group, The Global Diffusion of the Internet, Project I, presented to sponsors, March, 1998. This is a long discussion of the framework and in-depth studies of the diffusion of the Internet in Bosnia, China, Cuba, Finland and the Persian Gulf.
- Related Article: Press, Larry, "Tracking the Global Diffusion of the Internet," Communications of the ACM, Vol. 40, No. 11, November, 1997, -- 11-17. This surveys the work of several organizations and publications which track the global diffusion of the Internet and related developments.
- Motivation:The Role of Computer Networks in Development, Larry Press,
Communications of the ACM, pp 23-30, Vol 39, No 2, February, 1996.