About the Digital Society Forum
What is it?The aim of the Digital Society Forum is to shed light on significant societal changes driven by digital technologies.
Sociologists, psychologists, researchers and players in the digital world are uniting to consider the impact of digital technologies on our everyday lives, and are sharing their visions, alongside the general public.
How does it work?The Digital Society Forum relies on a digital and participatory approach which is embodied by various events:
- Round table discussions with experts
- Talks and workshops which are open the general public
- Online events (forums, chat rooms, etc.)
The topics discussed within the framework of these events are set by Orange sociologists working in the SENSE (Sociology and Economics of Networks and Services) Laboratory.
They correspond to the major areas relating to social relations (privacy, work life, education, leisure, civic duty, consumer life, health, etc.) and are approached from the perspective of the impact of digital technologies on behaviour.
All topics are explored in articles on the site. These articles systematically cite scientific sources, such as studies and publications, which are themselves hosted by the site.
What is the role of Orange in the Digital Society Forum?Orange initiated the project and is collaborating with partners who are already experienced in the subject of digital changes, Psychologies Magazine and the Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération.
The Digital Society Forum is concrete evidence of the Orange Group's commitment, which is underpinned by its history as an operator, to shed light on uses for new technologies.
Furthermore, this approach corresponds to our customers’ expectations: customers are increasingly asking questions or even expressing worries about the impact of new technologies on their daily lives.
Stéphane Richard :
« beyond our role as an actor in the digital revolution, thanks to our technologies, networks and services, it seems necessary to us to find a space to think about the consequences of digital technologies on our lives, society, individuals or families. ».
Christine Albanel :
« we have a duty to ask questions, to gain perspective, to initiate and lead a debate around what is one of the most significant developments of the past 20 years. ».