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The Digital Divide Among Us. By: Brandon Phillips. Digital Divide you say?. The division between “those who are tech savvy and those who are not?” “What’s that?”

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the digital divide among us

The Digital Divide Among Us

By: Brandon Phillips

digital divide you say
Digital Divide you say?
  • The division between “those who are tech savvy and those who are not?”
  • “What’s that?”
  • Digital divide refers to the gap or imbalance that exists between those who have access to Information and Communications Technology (caricomict4d.org 1)
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Who?
  • I interviewed my family members who were of age 16, 24, 30, 50, 59.
  • "How many hours a day, during the work week, do you spend on the internet?"
  • "What do you use it for?”
  • Do you know what the digital divide is, and if so can you define it?"
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And…?
  • - Millions are without
  • internet
  • - “The internet is dangerous.”
  • - Factors:
  • Age 16-30 65%
  • Age 50-59 44%
  • Bill Gates’ explanation
so what
So what?
  • Fact, Openness, Social, and…
  • Inability to discern truth
  • Lack of information
  • Inability to share info
  • Prone to influence
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Awareness of the digital divide is necessary
  • It is dangerous to be without internet access
  • Factors include: Age, Ethnicity, Lack of Education
  • Solution: Including internet in libraries and advertisement.
  • 89% Have internet
  • 27% of males and 26% of females use the internet at the libraries. Due to lack of advertisement.
bibliography
Bibliography
  • Bolter, J. David, and Richard A. Grusin. Remediation: Understanding New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 1999. Print.
  • "Definition of Digital Divide." Definition of Digital Divide. N.p., 18 Sept. 2008. Web. 22 Apr. 2013. <http://www.caricomict4d.org/ict-for-development-topics-mainmenu-132/digital-divide-mainmenu-175/69-definition-of-digital-divide.html>.
  • Gates, Bill. "Shaping the Internet Age." Shaping the Internet Age. N.p., 01 Dec. 2000. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.
  • Lenhart, Amanda. "Who\'s Not Online." PEW Internet. N.p., 21 Sept. 2011. Web. 22 Apr. 2013.
  • Phillips, Brett, Kristen Phillips, Lance Phillips, Michele Phillips, and Colbie Corrales. "Digital Divide." Personal interview. 21 Apr. 2013.
  • Rushkoff, Douglas, and Leland Purvis. Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for
  • a Digital Age. Berkeley, CA: Soft Skull, 2011. Print.
thanks for listening
Thanks for Listening
  • Any Questions?
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