- Digital media users on average spend more hours online than they sleep, but only 50% believe it improves quality of life
- Majority of users still not ready to pay for premium entertainment (34%) or for exclusive or educational content (21%)
- Of worldwide respondents, 72% consider that it is important that media and entertainment companies actively support corporate transparency on personal data management, usage and control
- Five thousand digital media users from Brazil, China, Germany, South Africa and the United States were consulted for the Shaping the Future Implications of Digital Media for Societyreport of the World Economic Forum
- Read the full report for more insights here.
The World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future Implications of Digital Media for Society survey uncovered emerging behaviour patterns among users linked to an individual’s impression of the impact of digital media on their own life, social interaction, civic participation, work, personal empowerment and learning and its subsequent impact on the media, entertainment and information industries. This survey was complemented by the Forum’s Impact of Digital Content Opportunities and Risks of Creating and Sharing Information Online white paper which analysed the current and future impact of social media platforms on society. As platforms continue to grow, key issues such as ethics and privacy outlined in the paper will have an ever expanding impact on our society
For the full press release and supporting documents please visit: http://wef.ch/nram1616