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What is the Digital Divide?

The digital divide refers to the gap between people who possess regular access to technology, (such as computers and their related functions like ability to get on the Internet), and those who do not have this access. The term originated in the 1990s ...
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TechCrunch | Report: One In Five U.S. Adults Does Not Use The Internet

TechCrunch | Report: One In Five U.S. Adults Does Not Use The Internet | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
Internet adoption among U.S. adults increased rapidly from the mid-90s to about 2005. Since then, though, the number of adult Internet users has remained almost stable at around 78%.
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The Digital Production Gap: The Digital Divide and Web 2.0 Collide

The Digital Production Gap: The Digital Divide and Web 2.0 Collide | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
The Digital Production Gap: The Digital Divide and Web 2.0 Collide http://t.co/pzREwkE3 Desmontando mitos.
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Aleph Molinari: Let’s bridge the digital divide!

Aleph Molinari: Let’s bridge the digital divide! | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
Five billion people can’t use the Internet. Aleph Molinari empowers the digitally excluded by giving them access to computers and the know-how to use them.
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The New 'Digital Divide'

The New 'Digital Divide' | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
As I was sitting at the bar in my local New York City watering hole recently, a troubling realization dawned on me: there were 14 people, men and women, sitting at the bar and every single one of them was using a smartphone, their faces glowing...
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The Digital Divide Network

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The Digital Divide Network is the Internet's largest community for educators, activists, policy makers and concerned citizens working to bridge the digital divide.

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Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn’t End the Digital Divide, Skills Do | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn’t End the Digital Divide, Skills Do | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it

As Internet technologies are rapidly evolving and new digital divides on the Internet emerge, we must move beyond, at some point, a singular concern over Internet access and technological infrastructure issues. We must tackle socio-cultural differences, we must focus on Internet skills, literacies and social media usage.

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By the numbers: closing the digital divide - Communications - Insight - ZDNet Australia

By the numbers: closing the digital divide - Communications - Insight - ZDNet Australia | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
An ABS report tells us how many people had accessed the internet over the previous 12 months ... apparently 21 per cent of us didn't.
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Outback Aborigines in no rush to log on

Outback Aborigines in no rush to log on | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
MANY remote indigenous communities may not realise the full benefits of the $36 billion National Broadband Network, challenging the government's plans to bridge the digital divide, new research finds.
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Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet Worldwide

"Pippa Norris in Digital Divide presents an extensively documented, well-reasoned, carefully argued, and well-balanced analysis of the role of the Internet..." Perspectives on Politics
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Bridging the digital divide | VOICE

Bridging the digital divide | VOICE | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
There is a growing recognition among health and community service workers that lack of IT access is the new marker of social disadvantage. In response, significant effort is being expended to bridge the digital divide between people who have ready access to computers and a working knowledge of how to use them, and those who don’t.
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Digital Divide Sucks

Digital Divide Sucks | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
There are some people who still don’t have regular access to computers and the internet. This is the first part of a GovGirl video series exploring the concept, and its challenges for government.
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Why one in five U.S. adults doesn't use the Internet - CNN.com

Why one in five U.S. adults doesn't use the Internet - CNN.com | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it

"Among current non-internet users, almost half (48%) say the main reason they don't go online now is because they don't think the internet is relevant to them -- often saying they don't want to use the internet and don't need to use it to get the information they want or conduct the communication they want," said the report.

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Digital Divide: If You're Reading This, You're One of the Lucky Ones [INFOGRAPHIC]

Digital Divide: If You're Reading This, You're One of the Lucky Ones [INFOGRAPHIC] | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
Even in the richest countries such as the United States, there's a digital divide where not everyone has easy access to the Internet.
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Can Teaching Kids Computer Programming Help Bridge The Digital Divide? | Reset San Francisco Blog

Can Teaching Kids Computer Programming Help Bridge The Digital Divide? | Reset San Francisco Blog | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
A new MIT initiative launching this summer, Scratch Jr., is raising questions of how young is too young when talking about computer programming. Scratch Jr.
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Top 1% of Mobile Users Use Half of World’s Wireless Bandwidth

The gap between extreme users and the rest of the population is widening, according to Arieso, a company that advises mobile operators.
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The digital divide: a profound public health issue that needs work | Croakey

The digital divide: a profound public health issue that needs work | Croakey | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it

More than three million Australians are at risk of being left on the wrong side of the digital divide, with profound consequences for public health and economic wellbeing, according to Don Perlgut, CEO of the Rural Health Education Foundation.

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Closing the Digital Divide: Focus on Native American Communities

Closing the Digital Divide: Focus on Native American Communities | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
Too many Native American communities are on the wrong side of the digital divide, lacking access to broadband Internet service and to the economic, educational, and health care opportunities that it enables.
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Do Open Educational Resources Actually Increase the Digital Divide? « Educational Technology Debate

Do Open Educational Resources Actually Increase the Digital Divide? « Educational Technology Debate | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it

The proponents of Open Educational Resources are right to point out the need for digital content. There are few if any locally relevant resources for educators in the developing world – local language being a major issue.

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Infographic: A New Digital Divide

Infographic: A New Digital Divide | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it

beautone: “ Infographic: What the New Digital Divide Looks Like The defining question of the information age is no longer who’s online, but how they got there. 

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Battling the Digital Divide: NFPs as ICT Brokers | Pro Bono Australia

Battling the Digital Divide: NFPs as ICT Brokers | Pro Bono Australia | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
The leading source of news, commentary and opinion for the Not for Profit and community sector in Australia. Our team of journalists report daily on the latest Third Sector affecting Charities and Community groups both in Australia and overseas.
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One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a low-cost, connected laptop for the world's children's education

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a new, non-profit association dedicated to research to develop a low-cost, connected laptop, a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children.
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Digital Divide in the Developing World - News & Media @ UOW

Digital Divide in the Developing World - News & Media @ UOW | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
The digital divide is an economic and social issue which refers to the gulf between information and communication technology ‘haves and have-nots’, existing across a variety of demographic, ethnic and geographic dimensions in developing countries.
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The Digital Divide Network (Archive)

The Digital Divide Network (Archive) | DigitalDivide | Scoop.it
The Digital Divide Network is the Internet's largest community for educators, activists, policy makers and concerned citizens working to bridge the digital divide.
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