CLBR # 208 Rebekah Heacock Jones on Berkman Center’s Internet Monitor
- Senior Project Manager at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, manages complex projects with research, technical development, and community organizing components.
- Work focuses on Internet health (via the Internet Monitor, OpenNet Initiative, and Blogging Common projects), Internet governance (via the Berkman Center’sassessment of transparency and accountability in ICANN and the Network of Centers’research on multistakeholder governance models), and access to information (via theDigital Public Library of America).
In announcing the the launch of the Internet Monitor dashboard, Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society explained it is
a freely accessible tool that aims to improve information for policymakers, researchers, advocates, and user communities working to shape the future of the Internet by helping them understand trends in Internet health and activity through data analysis and visualization. . . .
The dashboard lets users customize a collection of data visualization widgets—some offering real-time data—about Internet access and infrastructure, online content controls, and digital activity. Users can create multiple collections that enable easy comparisons across countries and data sources, and are quick to configure, edit, and share. In addition to creating their own collections, visitors to the dashboard will be able to view a selection of featured collections based on topics such as online media and network traffic around the world.
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