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Sweden tops global web index

Sep 6th, 2012   News

Sweden is best in the world at putting the Web to work, beating the US and UK for the top spot, according to Web Index.

Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Web Index is the world’s first multi-dimensional measure of the Web’s growth, utility and impact on people and nations. It covers 61 developed and developing countries, incorporating indicators that assess the political, economic and social impact of the Web, as well as indicators of Web connectivity and infrastructure.

The 2012 Ranking is the first edition of the Web Index, which will be published annually. It will eventually allow for comparisons of trends over time and the benchmarking of performance across countries, continuously improving our understanding of the Web’s value for humanity.

The top 5 
1 – Sweden
2 – USA
3 – UK
4 – Canada
5 – Finland

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