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Digital Economy & Society

Statistical Methodologies on the Internet as a Source of Data Gathering - SMART 2010/0030

The take-up of ICT based applications and services is constantly being monitored. One major challenge is that the developments go very fast. However, traditional statistics generally take several years to prepare. By the time they capture the uptake the diffusion could have reached a critical point. It is here that ICT comes to the rescue since it is not only a goal in itself but also a mean to measure the latest trends.