The information society (IS) requieres a space to be developed: the electronic space, generated by the technologies of information and communications (TIC). If we conceive space only as an informational market (acces and contents), the indicators used to measure the development of IS will be quantitative and will have mercantilist slant. However, if we promote a civil information society, we will have to use qualitative indicators to measure the development of the civil life in the electronic space and the capacities of the citizenship to be active in it. As an example, the European plan e-Learning, and the indicators used by the European Union, focused on the connection to internet and the use of the multimedia technology, are critically analyzed. Assuming that e-education must develop overall the capacities of action in the electronic space, qualitative indicators for the education assisted by TIC are proposed. These statements can be generalized to other social activities in the electronic space.