The Web Foundation and technology pioneer Tim Berners-Lee have launched a new global Web Index that charts how well countries are “putting the Web to work”. It assesses 61 countries on Web readiness and usage, as well as the political, economic and social value being extracted from it. Sweden tops the list, followed by the US and UK. Down at the bottom, it’s propped up by Yemen, with Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso also scoring very low. The room for improvement is the most striking finding: “the Web remains a largely untapped resource in much of the world… with only 1 in 3 people using it globally and fewer than 1 in 6 in Africa.” The research covers both computer and mobile access to the Web, if you’re wondering.

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