The past, present and future of the World Internet Project


The internet: The good the bad and the broadband
95bFM interview with Dr Jeffrey Cole, founding member of the World Internet Project.

The World Internet Project recognises the increasing influence of digital technology and the Internet as a cross-national phenomenon. The originators of this project believe that the Internet will transform our social, political and economic lives.

Dr Jeffrey Cole will talk about how and why the World Internet Project was formed 17 years ago. Highlights of key findings of the project will be shared as well as new directions the project is taking as Internet gets more sophisticated.

About the presenter

At UCLA and now at USC Annenberg, Cole founded and directs the World Internet Project, a long-term longitudinal look at the effects of computer and Internet technology, which is conducted in over 35 countries. At the announcement of the project in June 1999, Vice President Al Gore praised Cole as a “true visionary providing the public with information on how to understand the impact of media.”  Sixteen years into the project, the World Internet Project, through its unique data on Internet users around the world, is the leading international project examining the ways in which our social, economic and media lives are changing. Cole regularly presents trends and insights of the project to the White House, FCC, Congress, Department of Defense and to governments around the world. On the corporate side, Cole advises Microsoft, WPP (Group M), Ericsson, Sony, Time-Warner, AT&T, AARP, Wesfarmers, Telstra and others in their traditional and digital media strategies.

11 August 2017
11am – 12pm
Business School Building, WF311
Level 3, 56 Wakefield Street
AUT City Campus

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