Web Index: Sweden is on top of the world

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Sweden is most effective at using Internet to improve people’s lives, ahead of US and UK, according to Web Index, a global survey launched by Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, according to international press.

The World Wide Web Foundation’s Web Index measures the economic, social and political impact of the Internet, ranking 61 countries on criteria ranging from the proportion of people online to the amount of useful content available.

According to WebIndex page, top 20 includes the following countries: Sweden, US, UK, Canada, Finland, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Ireland, Singapore, Iceland, South Korea, France, Israel, Germany, POrtugal, Spain, Chile and Japan.

In Europe, there are a few countries that made it into the index.

Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Web Index is the world’s first multi-dimensional measure of the Web’s growth, utility and impact on people and nations. It covers 61 developed and developing countries, incorporating indicators that assess the political, economic and social impact of the Web, as well as indicators of Web connectivity and infrastructure.

The Web Index will be published annually and it will eventually allow for comparisons of trends over time and the benchmarking of performance across countries, continuously improving our understanding of the Web’s value for humanity.

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