The Internet has coped well with Covid-19, but problems remain: Evidence to House of Lords Committee exploring the impact of Covid-19

dc.contributor.authorStocker, Volker
dc.contributor.authorWhalley, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-04T09:37:15Z
dc.date.available2023-08-04T09:37:15Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.description.abstractIn this contribution to a 'call for evidence' by the House of Lords (UK), we investigate the pivotal role of the Internet during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Internet has enabled many to work from home, to shop and be educated online, and keep in touch with colleagues and friends. The swift move online of many activities raised concerns about the robustness and resilience of the Internet. Contrary to some concerns, expressed when national lockdowns were being imposed, the Internet did not collapse. However, while the Internet allowed many to work from home etc., not everyone has access to the Internet. Furthermore, there are many differences between those who do have access to the Internet - quite simply, some are able to access the Internet using connections that are a lot faster than others. This shapes what businesses and individuals can do online, with those with slower connections or connections shared between many users being disadvantaged compared to those whose connectivity is better. Finally, it is necessary to remember that not everything can move online. Some occupations, such as those with a greater knowledge content, are more amenable to the move online than those with a larger labour (physical) component.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has been funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF) (grant no.: 16DII111, 16DII112, 16DII113, 16DII114, 16DII115, 16DII116, 16DII117 – „Deutsches Internet-Institut“)
dc.identifier.citationStocker, V., & Whalley, J. (2021). The Internet has coped well with Covid-19, but problems remain: Evidence to House of Lords Committee exploring the impact of Covid-19 (Weizenbaum Series 15). https://doi.org/10.34669/WI.WS/15
dc.identifier.doi10.34669/WI.WS/15
dc.identifier.eissn2748-5587
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.weizenbaum-library.de/handle/id/10
dc.identifier.zdb3064032-5
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWeizenbaum Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWeizenbaum Series
dc.rightsopen access
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectSociology & anthropologyen
dc.subjectTechnology (Applied sciences)en
dc.subjectSociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technologyen
dc.subjectTechnology Assessmenten
dc.subjectwork environmenten
dc.subjectonline mediaen
dc.subjectInterneten
dc.subjectepidemicen
dc.subjectinequalityen
dc.subjectTechnik, Technologiede
dc.subjectSoziologie, Anthropologiede
dc.subjectCOVID-19de
dc.subjectWissenschaftssoziologie, Wissenschaftsforschung, Technikforschung, Techniksoziologiede
dc.subjectTechnikfolgenabschätzungde
dc.subjectInternetde
dc.subjectArbeitsumgebungde
dc.subjectEpidemiede
dc.subjectUngleichheitde
dc.subjectOnline-Mediende
dc.subject.ddc600 Technik
dc.subject.ddc300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
dc.subject.ddc610 Medizin, Gesundheit
dc.subject.ddc004 Informatik
dc.titleThe Internet has coped well with Covid-19, but problems remain: Evidence to House of Lords Committee exploring the impact of Covid-19
dc.typeWorkingPaper
dc.type.statuspublishedVersion
dcmi.typeText
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBerlin
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume15
local.researchgroupArbeiten und Kooperieren in der Sharing Economy
local.researchtopicMarkt – Wettbewerb – Ungleichheit
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