In this eleventh survey of the web, the WAWG Index group average was up by 8 percent from July 2006. Of the fourteen traits tracked, 9 were down slightly, 5 were up, and 0 were unchanged. The cumulative change for the index is up 64 percent and at a new high.
The only continuous downtrend of “media control” that was up 48.6 percent last month is up another 114%. As with last month’s results, this trait was the biggest gainer for the month. See Concentration of media ownership.
The largest drop for the month was 28 percent for “corporate power gains.”