Researching internet usage at internet cafes
From: Mario Marais, posted on 2009/02/20
We have contact with a NGO who has recently started an Internet Cafe in a rural community. The question that they (and we) are interested in is: How can we (without invading privacy) research the types of Internet usage and how it evolves with time. I was thinking about types of use such as:
- email (web email)
- general news
- looking for music
- using information portals (wikipedia, yahoo, ...)
I was wondering if anyone has done research in this area and can provide insights and experiences?
Meraka Institute, African Advanced Institute for Information & Communication Technology.
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