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Posts Tagged: digital divide
To begin to solve a problem as big as digital inclusion, first you need to understand the causes.
Summary: The digital divide has increasingly become about knowledge and adoption of new technologies rather than access. Which side of the divide are you on – are you a leader or a laggard? This post offers insights into the factors contributing to the growing chasm between those who have embraced and leveraged new technologies andRead… Read more »
Since 2011, federal agencies have surveyed Americans’ access to broadband on BroadbandMap.gov. In addition to visualizations on their website, you can download shapefiles for each state. When I first searched for Macon (my CfA partner city), I saw that most of the city was covered by multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs). What surprised me wereRead… Read more »
As our team of three Philadelphia fellows met with city officials and local organizations across the city, we heard the number 42 over and over. No, we weren’t hitchiking across the galaxy. Forty-two is the percentage of Philadelphians without home internet access according to a 2010 poll by the Pew Internet & American Life ProjectRead… Read more »
The digital divide has increasingly become about knowledge and adoption of new technologies rather than access. Which side of the divide are you on – are you a leader or a laggard? This post offers insights into the factors contributing to the growing chasm between those who have embraced and leveraged new technologies and thoseRead… Read more »
I chatted with a few people on the streets on Cincinnati, Ohio, a couple of days ago about their thoughts on the Digital Divide. Whether or not they knew the term, it still affected them in some way. Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed code I learned a lot creating this video (like ifRead… Read more »
If you’re reading this blog then you don’t need to be convinced about the tremendous role that information technology now plays in all aspects of our lives, from entertainment to medicine, education, and enterprise.To really be successful in the modern world as a student, entrepreneur, or even informed citizen, you need access to a computerRead… Read more »
I have been thinking a lot about issues and cultural influencers contributing to the digital divide issues in America. I have mentioned certain aspects and manifestations of Digital divide in my previous blog posts here, here and here. One of the prevalent misunderstandings among policy makers regarding Digital Divide issues is that it is somehowRead… Read more »
I have previously outlined some thoughts an experiences related to Digital Divide issue s in my community and my observations and thoughts on steps the community and to an extent, the government can take to overcome these issues. I am firmly in the camp where I believe Digital Divide issues are getting worse, and somethingRead… Read more »