World Internet Project 2021: The impact of lockdown on internet use

The World Internet Project (New Zealand) (WIPNZ) is a longitudinal survey investigating New Zealanders’ usage of, and attitudes towards the internet. It is part of an international project that compares the uptake and social impacts of ICT in more than 30 partner countries and tracks the trends that occur.  You can view the WIP website here.

The WIP survey covers a range of topics answering key questions about the role the internet plays in our lives and what users are doing online. Survey questions also delve into the attitudes and activities of non-users of the internet.

A webinar (below) hosted by NZWRI and chaired by InternetNZ launched the WIPNZ Project New Zealand 2021 report.  The presentation covered the impact of the March-April 2020 lockdown on internet use for five major purposes: communication, information, entertainment, transactions and learning. 

Presenters included Alexandra Turcu (Lead Researcher) and Gail Pacheco (Director of NZWRI).

Source: WIPNZ


Díaz Andrade A., Hedges, M., Pacheco, G. & Turcu, A. (2021) The world internet project New Zealand 2021. Auckland

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