SotN16, the numbers from Pew Research and SWG

Here are the slides from the Numbers segment of State of the Net 2016, provided by Pew Research Institute and SWG – presented during the conference in Trieste.



The State of the Net in numbers – SotN + Pew Research Institute



Integration between Surveys and Big Data Analysis on Public Opinion – Giulio Vidotto Fonda, SWG

Live streaming SotN16 on Facebook

We are streaming the event live on our Facebook page.


The exciting lineup for State of the Net 2016

We are looking forward to welcoming you to State of the Net 2016 on Friday and Saturday at the Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste. Here is some useful information about the conference program and the location.

Schedule and speakers list are now complete: please check back the timetable in the next days, since there could still be some minor changes.

On Friday at 3pm we will host a special preview of the conference with the participation of local institutions: the president of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia Debora Serracchiani and the president of Insiel Simone Puksic will be among the speakers. This part of the conference will be held in italian.

At 6:30pm we will introduce the international program of the conference with a keynote from Luca De Biasedriving us into this year’s theme (Facts.).

Saturday‘s program will begin at 9:30am. It’ll be an exciting day filled with keynotes and conversationsPlease note that English will be the working language. The morning session will continue until 1pm, while the afternoon session will go on from 3pmto 5:30pm. You will be able to enjoy complimentary Illy coffee during conference breaks.

Registration on both days will begin 1 hour before the event: your personalized badge is waiting for you at our reception desk (don’t worry: you can register on site if you decide to come at the last minute).

How to get there: Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace is placed on the seafront of Riva Mandracchio, in the historic city center of Trieste, only a few steps next to the magnificent Piazza Unità.

  • If you come by plane, Trieste airport is about 40 km far from the city center, but you’ll find public transportations or taxis to get in town.
  • If you come by train, it’s just a 15 minutes walk from Trieste Centrale station (or you could take bus number 8 or 10, stopping right in front of the hotel).
  • If you come by car, you’d better leave your car at SilosMolo 4 or San Giusto parks (please note that on Saturday all street level parking lots in the area will be forbidden for cruise embarkment).

Remember to use #sotn16 hashtag on your social channels. Keynotes and sessions will be also streamed live on our Facebook page.

State of the Net 2016 is a free event, thanks to the support of our partners: the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia (coorganizer), InsielPromoTurismoFvgAssicurazioni GeneraliUniCreditAutovie VeneteFondazione CRTriesteilly and Trieste Port AuthorityNewsweek and Il Piccolo are the media partner.

See you in Trieste!

Glaser, Quattrociocchi, Semple to speak at #SotN16 in Trieste

It’s only two weeks before State of the Net 2016, time to plan your trip to Trieste on the 28th and 29thof October. We recommend you register today to make sure to find your personalised badge waiting for you at the conference (you don’t want to miss it, it’s a collectible! ;)

We have a brand new location: State of the Net 2016 will be held in the beautiful Tergeste space at Savoia Excelsior Palace, on the seafront of Riva Mandracchio in the historic city center. The Gulf of Trieste will be even more fascinating.

Today we’re also glad to introduce some of the outstanding speakers that will light up our panels and keynotes. Many others will come shortly.

  • Eliane Glaser is a writer, a BBC radio producer, a contributor for The Guardian and the New Statesman, an academic researcher at University of London and Bath Spa University. Her latest book Get Real was about how political and financial elites legitimise themselves by co-opting authenticity, people-power, and progressive ideals. Eliane is now writing a new book about the apparent death of politics, and how it can be revived.
  • Walter Quattrociocchi is coordinator of the CSSLab at the School for Advanced Studies in Lucca. His research is focused on the information diffusion in online social network platforms and their relation with the opinion evolution.
  • Euan Semple is the acclaimed author of Organisations don’t tweet, People do. Long time friend of State of the Net, senior consultant for major organisations around the world, at SotN16 Euan will focus on how we tend to stretch our personal truth through our online social filters.
As soon as possibile we will share a complete schedule of the conference on our website. We will start on Friday, October the 28th at 3pmhosting preview with the participation of local institutions of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The international program of State of the Net 2016 will begin at 6pmwith a special overture around this year’s theme. OSaturday the 29th we will have the main event., from 9:30am till 6pm.State of the Net 2016 is a free event, thanks to the support of our great partners: the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia (co-organizer), InsielPromoTurismoFvgAssicurazioni GeneraliUniCreditAutovie VeneteFondazione CRTriesteillyTrieste Port Authority and Newsweek as media partner.

Please register now to State of the Net 2016, spread the word with your friends and collegues and remember to use the hashtag #sotn16!

State of the Net 2016 to be held in Trieste on October 28th-29th

Today we’re glad to announce that State of the Net 2016 will be held in Trieste (Italy) on the 28th and 29th of October. You can register and book your seat today.

We are happy to be back in Trieste and in Friuli Venezia Giulia, after the 2015 conference in Milan!

On Friday, October the 28th we will host a preview with the participation of local institutions of Friuli Venezia Giulia, while on Saturday the 29th we will have the international main event. We will update you about the program, the speakers and all the other details in the next few days.

Facts.” will be the main theme of State of the Net 2016.

While the open internet allows for the best fact checking ever available, many are trapped in echo chambers where lies keep bouncing around until they sound like truth and resonate with their beliefs. The press is under pressure and sometimes willing to trade quality and analysis for attention. All this is affecting how we decide, vote, participate in public life.

And while people struggle with facts, machines are becoming very good at processing reality and finding new meanings: from storing “truth” in the blockchain to develop artificial intelligence able to interpret and predict our world and drive around town.

State of the Net 2016 will still be a free event, thanks to the support of our great partners: the Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia (co-organizer), Insiel, PromoTurismoFvg, Autovie Venete, Fondazione CRTrieste, Trieste Port Authority and many others that we’ll be announcing soon.

Please register now to State of the Net 2016 and remember to use the hashtag #sotn16!