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Inside the Information Society: Of politics and social media
Inside the Information Society: Of politics and social media 26 June 2017

There’s been a lot of talk lately about politics and social media. Some have seen Facebook, Twitter and the like as champions of empowerment; others, more recently, as vehicles for hate. I’d suggest they’re both and more.

Inside the Information Society: Measuring the Internet
Inside the Information Society: Measuring the Internet 19 June 2017

What do we mean by measuring the Internet? There are many different ways to answer.

Inside the Information Society: Should you love your digital assistant?
Inside the Information Society: Should you love your digital assistant? 12 June 2017

We’ve seen the impact that new interfaces have over the years in ICTs.  Apple’s graphical user interface and its Microsoft successor, Windows, for example. The World Wide Web.  Smartphones and tablets. Today’s digital businesses are hoping that the ‘digital assistant’ is the smart new interface.

Inside the Information Society: What’s in store? Scenarios for the ICT sector
Inside the Information Society: What’s in store? Scenarios for the ICT sector 07 June 2017

What's the future for ICTs and Internet? You’ll find different perspectives and priorities in different places.

Inside the Information Society: ICTs and post-conflict reconstruction
Inside the Information Society: ICTs and post-conflict reconstruction 15 May 2017

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week's blog post looks at the relationship between ICTs and post-conflict reconstruction.

Inside the Information Society: What's happened to the price of fish?
Inside the Information Society: What's happened to the price of fish? 08 May 2017

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week's blog post looks at the impact of mobile phones on markets for small-scale primary producers.

Inside the Information Society: Marking Mark’s card. A comment on Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto
Inside the Information Society: Marking Mark’s card. A comment on Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto 10 April 2017

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week's blog post comments on Mark Zuckerberg says in his recent online "manifesto".

Inside the Information Society: Making his Mark. Why we should read Mark Zuckerberg
Inside the Information Society: Making his Mark. Why we should read Mark Zuckerberg 02 April 2017

A couple of weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg posted a manifesto on his Facebook page. In it, he addressed some of the challenges he sees facing Facebook and its peers.

Inside the Information Society: Digital identity (Who’s who?)
Inside the Information Society: Digital identity (Who’s who?) 26 March 2017

Identity matters to us. It defines who we are; and, to a considerable extent, it defines how others treat us – including government agencies and others we rely on.

Inside the Information Society: What's next?
Inside the Information Society: What's next? 06 March 2017

It’s almost a year now since I started writing “Inside the Information Society” as a weekly blog published on APC’s home page. Thirty-six posts to date, each of around a thousand words.