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  • joly 1:38 pm on 06/07/2018 Permalink | Reply
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    RESPOND NOW! @InternetSociety survey on #Consolidation in the Internet Economy 

    Internet SocietyLast year, the Internet Society published a comprehensive study to better understand the forces of change that will shape the Internet over the next five to seven years: The 2017 Global Internet Report: Paths to Our Digital Future. By focusing attention on the significant potential of the Internet for innovation and sustainable development, but without denying or shirking the challenges it also introduces, the 2017 report has become a powerful tool in the global awareness and advocacy work of the Internet Society and its chapters.

    We now want to work with you as our most important stakeholders on a new report that takes a closer look at one of those forces and how it may impact the future, namely Consolidation in the Internet Economy. Understood as growing forces of concentration, vertical and horizontal integration, and fewer opportunities for market entry and competition, this topic includes the impact of consolidating forces on all stakeholders as well as on the Internet’s underlying and evolving technology.

    We have selected this theme because findings from last year’s report, and developments since its release, indicated increasing concerns about a growing concentration of power in the Internet economy. They point to market and technical forces that may be driving consolidation at different ‘layers’ of the Internet, from traffic to communications providers to applications, as well as processes of vertical integration that allows for some companies to own the user experience at every stage and in an increasingly wide range of human activity. As users experience the Internet through a smaller number of providers, for example, there is the potential to restrict our access, choice and future ability to innovate. On the other hand, consolidation is not a new phenomenon but can be expected as markets and industries mature. To some, it is an evolution foremost characterized by lower prices and better services available to more people.

    Today we are launching a survey available in EnglishFrench and Spanish seeking your input on this perceived trend of consolidation. Tell us your perspective; how it might be affecting you and your community, and what you foresee for the future of the Internet in the next five years.

    Take the survey!


  • joly 4:05 am on 10/17/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Invitation: Pew / Elon Future of the Internet Survey #Internet #participate 

    Pew InternetThe  Pew Internet Project and the Elon Imagining the Internet Center facilitate regular expert illumination of the likely future evolution of the Internet based on what we know today. They are delving into new issues and public participation is highly valued. Part of the process is a series of surveys of which the fifth is currently underway.

    Among the issues being addressed in new questions are:

    • the future of money
    • the influence of gamification
    • apps vs. the Web and which will dominate
    • the influence of Big Data
    • the fate of “smart systems”
    • the influence of corporate responsibility
    • teens-tech-human potential
    • the impact of ICTs on higher education

    The results will be made public online in free reports aimed at helping inform our future.

    You can find the survey here:

    ISOC-NY strongly encourages you to take the time to share your thoughts and opinions, and also to forward this survey link to other people in your circles who have expertise.

    The survey is confidential unless you opt in to sharing your name. Your personal information will not be used for any purpose other than this project. To see previous results of previous surveys, please go to http://bit.ly/yrgc1

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