Internet Health Research Library

Research about internet health, led or supported by Mozilla.


Attitudes Toward Internet Issues (2017)

privacy & security, digital inclusion, openness, decentralization, web literacy

Mozilla's first-ever Attitudes Toward Internet Issues report, studying how people feel about online privacy and security, online harassment, misinformation, openness, and other topics in the US and Germany. The research also explores how perceptions differ among various demographics, like Americans and Germans, women and men, and various age, income and education levels.


Equal Rating research reports (2017)

digital inclusion, web literacy

Reports detailing the results of research in seven countries -- India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa -- which sought to learn more about how people are using zero rated and other subsidized offerings. Does it change how they use the internet? What are their expectations, motivations, and behaviors?


Paying Attention to the Poor – Digital Advertising in Emerging Markets (2017)

Caribou Digital, in partnership with Mozilla | openness, decentralization

How viable is digital advertising in emerging markets, as a business model to support digital services? This analysis highlights tremendous challenges facing digital businesses relying on advertising.


Stepping Into Digital Life (2017)

Laura de Reynal and Bobby Richter | digital inclusion, web literacy

Final report from the Digital Skills Observatory project, which looked at the impact of digital skills on the use of Digital Financial Services, based on ethnographic research with 150 first-time smartphone users in Kenya, who were between 18 and 35 years of age, living in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas and earning less than 5 USD per day. The Digital Skills Observatory project was led by the Mozilla Foundation and Digital Divide Data in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Case Study: Developing a Learning Platform for Women (2016)

Amira Dhalla and Every1Mobile | digital inclusion

Results from a pilot project to create a more inclusive and safe online space for women, while also allowing us the opportunity to create learning spaces for women within our network beyond the physical learning setting.


Practices for a Healthy Internet of Things (2016)

Edited by Jon Rogers, Michelle Thorne, Martin Skelly | privacy & security, digital inclusion, openness, decentralization, web literacy

This report showcases Mozilla's Open IoT Studio 2016 work and learnings.


We All Live in a Computer Now (2016)

Mark Surman and Michelle Thorne | privacy & security, digital inclusion, openness, decentralization, web literacy

This paper frames a conversation about the public interest issues related to the growth of ubiquitous computing and the internet of things.


Winners and Losers in the Global App Economy (2016)

Caribou Digital, in partnership with Mozilla | openness, decentralization, digital inclusion

The results of research analysis based on an original data-set of top-ranked apps and their developers across 37 national markets, exploring questions including: Who is successfully making apps? Who is making money, and in what markets? How do the structure and design of the app stores affect value capture and trade?


Approaches to Local Content Creation: Realising the Smartphone Opportunity (2015)

Alex Smith and Ben Moskowitz | digital inclusion, web literacy

This report explores how the right tools, coupled with digital literacy education, can empower mobile-first Web users as content creators and develop a sustainable, inclusive mobile Web.


Studying the Global Web (2014-2015)

Laura de Reynal | digital inclusion, web literacy

Mozilla-led research project to document and learn about people's relationship with technology, drawing on stories of over 600 real people, from 22 communities in the USA, Brazil, India, Kenya and Bangladesh.




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