Friday, March 26, 2021

Webinar: large scale survey of information use during COVID

There is a launch webinar for a study that collected data from 23,500 respondents, aged 18-40 years in 24 countries: Social Media & COVID-19: A Global Study of Digital Crisis Interaction among Gen Z and Millennials. It has been produced by the World Health Organization, Wunderman Thompson (a consultancy), the University of Melbourne, and Pollfish. The full report is being launched next week on the project website, but there is already a lot of information: I will cover that in a separate post as it's of great interest - but - it appears "libraries and librarians" were not listed as an option in the survey either as sources used OR sources trusted! (whereas 10 different types of social media were listed as sources). Anyway, the webinar is at 1.30pm CET (which is, e.g. 12.30 UK time, 7.30am US Eastern time). "Join us in this webinar as we discuss key insights, implications and take a tour of the Interactive Dashboard with a breakdown of all data by country, gender and age." It is moderated by Sarah Hess (Technical Officer, World Health Organization) and speakers are: Ingrid Volkmer (Digital Communication & Globalization, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne); Justin Peyton (Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, APAC, Wunderman Thompson); Thomas Brauch (Chief Data Officer, APAC Wunderman Thompson); John Papadakis (Founder and CEO, Pollfish).

Photo by Sheila Webber: Blackthorn, March 2021

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