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OxIS 2019: The Rise of Mobile Internet Use in Britain

By Grant Blank, William H. Dutton, and Julia Lefkowitz
Cover of OxIS 2019: The Rise of Mobile Internet Use in Britain

In the short time from 2013 until 2019 the use of mobile has been the most dramatic change in how individuals in Britain use the Internet. This reflects a global trend in the adoption of mobile phones and mobile Internet use. However, the uniquely UK dynamics and consequences of this transformation are starkly illuminated in the results of the 2019 edition of the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS).

In this report, Oxford researchers Grant Blank, William H. Dutton, and Julia Lefkowitz argue that the results of the 2019 survey demonstrate how embedded the Internet has become in Britain and also how mobile Internet has become not simply a desirable innovation, but an essential aspect of everyday life and work.

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Publication date:
February 2020

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