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As part of its commitment to open data, the Global Impact Study is providing the micro-data for the project surveys. This file contains the Global Impact Study user survey data in CSV format. The user survey data is also available in SPSS/SAV format in this web library. The user survey data includes data from over 5,000 public access information & communication technology users in public access venues, such as libraries, telecenters, and cybercafes in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines.

We examine how the internet brings people together not virtually over digital networks but physically while co-located in public spaces. In particular we are interested in how people in cybercafés share and collaborate with others who are physically present in the facility at the same time. We hypothesize that both explicit and implicit collaboration occurs among co-present internet users – at times intentional and purposeful while in other cases accidental, fleeting or voyeuristic. Public shared internet facilities are particularly important in low-come settings such as found in Africa.

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