The World Wide Web Foundation Launches Web Index (Impact of Internet in 61 Countries)
The World Wide Web Foundation today launched the Web Index – a new country-by-country global study that measures the impact of the Web on the world’s people and nations.
Web inventor and Web Foundation founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee hosted an event in London to mark the launch of the Index. He was joined in conversation by two of the world’s leading Web experts: Wael Ghonim, internet activist and Head of Marketing of Google Middle East & North Africa, and Juliana Rotich, co-founder and Executive Director of Ushahidi, the Kenyan crowd-mapping platform.
The highest ranking country in the Web Index is Sweden. The US ranks second, and the UK third. Yemen is the lowest ranking country in the Index, preceded by Zimbabwe.
The complete dataset of the Web Index is published here.
Direct to Key Findings (2 pages; PDF)
Direct to Full Text Report (51 pages; PDF)
Direct to Data Visualizations
Direct to Data Set and Linked Data
Additional Documents (Including Reports For Each Country)
- Tim Berners-Lee: the internet has no off switch (via The Guardian)
- Sweden Tops World Wide Web Index (via WSJ Europe)
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