OECD Digital Economy Papers

ISSN :
2071-6826 (en ligne)
DOI :
10.1787/20716826
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The OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) undertakes a wide range of activities to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) contribute to sustainable economic growth and social well-being. The OECD Digital Economy Papers series covers a broad range of ICT-related issues and makes selected studies available to a wider readership. They include policy reports, which are officially declassified by an OECD Committee, and occasional working papers, which are meant to share early knowledge.
 

Measuring the Internet

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Auteur(s):
William Lehr1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, √Čtats-Unis

Date de publication
13 avr 2012
Bibliographic information
N°:
194
Pages
16
DOI
10.1787/5k9bhk5fzvzx-en

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This working paper reviews a number of the challenges and opportunities confronting analysts interested in measuring the Internet and its economic and social impacts. It identifies several additional challenges to the measurement issue, in addition to all of the normal problems one expects when measuring information and communication technologies (ICTs). These challenges are related to: the rapidly changing nature of the Internet, the need for more granular data in order to understand the complex nature of the Internet, and the phenomenon of big data and the resulting ability to measure almost anything.