OxIS 2019: Nine key trends indicating the Internet’s more positive role in society

By | 28 November 2019

What are key trends on the Internet in 2019? The OxIS 2019 survey data suggests a more positive view of the Internet’s role in everyday life, contrasting popular contemporary narratives which emphasize the Internet’s supposed dystopian functions. Nine basic trends regarding the themes of digital divides, mobiles, habits, media, disinformation, targeting, privacy, cultures, and prosumers are outlined. Each will be examined in greater detail through subsequent blog posts.

The authors thank the OII; the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport; Google Inc.; and BT, for their support of this survey.

To read summaries of the nine trends, click on: Nine Key Trends Summary download