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Web Stats

On this page you can find a range of links that will bring you to relevant websites about new media and specifically new media related statistics.

1. Academic portals

  • Internet Monitor. Based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, the Internet Monitor is a research project to evaluate, describe, and summarize the means, mechanisms, and extent of Internet content controls and Internet activity around the world. The platform is a freely available online fact base that gives a multi-faceted set of quantitative data on the state of the global Internet.

2. News portals

  • New Media News. An aggregation website that collects news on new media topics from different digital sources. Fun fact: The website is run from within the virtual world Second Life, at the New Media Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
  • New Media Institute. Institute entirely dedicated to new media facts. Among useful facts and statistics for research purposes, the site has a separate section on which the latest news is gathered concerning new media topics.
  • The Guardian Digital Media. Section of the Guardian website that contains both short and extensive articles about new media topics, with a strong emphasis on social media.
  • CNN Tech. Part of the CNN website on which new media and technology news (in the broadest sense) is listed and divided into different topics, such as ‘social media’, ‘mobile’ and ‘innovation’. All the news items are written by CNN reporters.
  • CNET News. Although CNET is mostly concerned with news and reviews on consumer electronics, their news section often contains interesting articles about broader subjects, such as security topics or upcoming gadgets.
  • Technowize. Technowize is a digitally oriented magazine with a unique editorial vision towards pioneering stories across various aspects of technology such as hardware, design, apps & software, privacy, gadgets, cloud, big data, tech events and enterprise businesses.
  • TechCrunch. TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Their articles range from articles about companies and social media to articles about gadgets and stock news.
  • Mashable. Mashable is a website that features news about social media. They talk about technical subjects such as software, mobile devices,gadgets, and apps. They also write about entertainment topics such as film, gaming, sports, music, and television. Furthermore, their articles also contain subjects such as business news and social good topics.
  • New York Times Technology.The technology page of the New York Times website contains news about internet companies, social media, apps, technology, and gadgets.
  • Ycombinator News. The news page of Y combinator displays (the most recent) hacker news form different sources.

3. International organization portals

  • OECD Broadband Portal. The OECD broadband portal provides access to a range of broadband-related statistics gathered by the OECD.
  • OECD Key ICT Indicators. 15 ICT indicators are drawn from various publications and databases produced by the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. They are updated annually or on a rolling basis, as data become available.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Communication and Information field. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the statistical office of UNESCO and is the UN depository for global statistics in the fields of education, science and technology, culture, communication and information. The UIS is currently developing new surveys and methodologies needed to help track the ways in which people access and use media and information and generate knowledge in the digital age. In particular, the UIS media survey provides a global perspective on print, broadcast and digital media.
  • BuiltWith. ‘BuiltWith’ has a database with 7000 web technologies and over a quarter of a billion websites showing which technologies are used by the websites. As such, the website provides the technologies who are in use, information about trends and website technology lookups. The most of the data is for free.
  • Quantcast. ‘Quantcast’ is specialised in real-time advertising and audience measurement. For a researcher it can be a handy website to accurate user statistics. The disadvantage is that Quantcast statistics always refer to the surfers in the USA.

4. National organization portals

  • CBS. Statistics Netherlands is responsible for collecting and processing data in order to publish statistics to be used in practice, by policymakers and for scientific research. CBS, or Statistics Netherlands, focusses on different topics ranging from education, traffic, transport, safety, and prices to labour, international trade, population, government, politics, and even media use. Especially the media related themes can be interesting for New Media and Digitical Culture students and scholars.

5. Personal blogs and projects

  • Henry Jenkins is the Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He is the principal investigator for Project New Media Literacies (NML) , a group which originated as part of the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Initiative. In his blog, he is providing his perspective on topics ranging from crowdsourcing to media literacy.
  • Richard Grusin is Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is co-author of Remediation: Understanding New Media (MIT 1999) He blogs about the agents of new media’s relationship to the public’s perception of their future.
  • Elizabeth Losh is Director of Academic Programs, Sixth College, writing about Media Theory, Digital Rhetoric, Digital Journalism, Democracy and Media Culture, Critical Theory, Electronic Literature, Histories and Theories of Rhetoric, Software Studies and Digital Humanities.
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