Trust and Censorship in Online Media around the World.
der-karl.com’s digest of the most important current issues on trust in online media.
Worlwide censorship reports (with a Google Maps Mashup)
Herdict.org is a project of the Berkamn Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and collects reports on online censorship.
„Let’s say you find a site inaccessible…normally, you might call or e-mail your friends and ask them if they’re experiencing the same thing. With Herdict Web, you can see – in real time – if others are reporting the same phenomenon, giving you a better sense of potential reasons of why the site is inaccessible.“
stateofthemedia.org – Annual Report: Online media are „most important“ source of information for Americans
The 2009 report of stateofthemedia.org once again compares the percentage of americans relying on online news and othe media, also checking for the primary news sources: „79% of adult users said the Internet was now their ‚most important‘ source of information (not just for news), higher than television (68%) or newspapers (60%). Getting news online, in other words, has become more of a reflex and a larger part of people’s daily lives“.
Trust in Online Media is rising in the United Arabian Emirates and falling in India?
The current Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey ranks arabian countries still at the end of the trust scale – what online marketing professionals don’t see as an obstacle, but as a business opportunity: „Tahir Khalil, Associate Director of Customised Research Nielsen Middle East, North Africa and Paksitan said there were no figures to back up any views of the digital marketing trends in the region. However, he said consumer trust which is a great driver for growth, is moving upwards.“ – Quoted from zawya.com
The Indian Business Blog, on the other hand, quotes the Nielsen Report as an example for the contrary: 77% of Indians trust Newspaper ads, but only one third trusts online ads.
The complete Nielsen Advertising Survey focusing in trust can be downloaded here.
Why do users trust online therapists?
This looks very promising – and like hard work (472 pages…): a PhD-Thesis on Trust in Online Media, focusing on online-therapies and online-consulting by Waldemar Dzeyk I’ll let you know more once I read it…
How to ask for descriptions of trust?
Sozlog published a Slideshare presentation on how to grab and research online trust, derived from a Barcamp in march this year.
The most useful part to me is the classification of reasons to trust and the main questions to ask, if you want to know more on this kind of trust.
The differentiation is:
- rational choice: which visible reasons are there to trust?
- routine: what rules, roles and practices are important?
- reflexion/reflexivity: was it getting used to it? or exchanging information?
- experience: was a there a specific story?
- practice and empowerment: does trusting create trust and trustworthiness? how do you express trust?
- faith: why do you believe? does your trust survive throwbacks?