World Internet Project - A Comparison of Portugal in the Global Arena

Using a combination of well-accepted scientific survey methods and techniques for social science data analysis, the research team will conduct a two year long longitudinal study on the impact over time of computers, the Internet and related technologies on families and society. The team is already working closely with comparable teams in the USA (UCLA); Nanyang Technological University (Singapore);SDA Bocconi University in Milan (Italy);World Internet Institute (Sweden);Oxford Internet Institute (Britain);Theseus International Management Institute (France);European Institute for the Media (Germany); Technical University of Budapest (Hungary);Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China); City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong); National Chung Cheung University (Taiwan); Toyo University (Japan); Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (India); University of Macau; Yonsei University (Korea); Universidad Catolica de Chile; Servilab (Spain); Institute of Applied Economics & Fundacion de investigaciones Economicas Latinoamericananas (Argentina);Canadian Media Research Consortium (Ryerson University, York University, University of Montreal, University of British Columbia, University of Laval). The research team became interested in this project while doing extensive work over the past four years on televison, radio, newspapers, internet and its content (COST A20 research network). <br>In 1998 television viewing by children under the age of 14 in the United States dropped for the first time in the 50-year history of television, the same phenomena seems to happen currently in several countries, Portugal included. It is possible that for the very first time, in two generations, children might have found something more appealing than television: computers and the Internet.

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Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
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CIES-IUL - Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
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