Week 9 Concept

Rochelle M

Washington Post

Digital Divide, defined based on access to technology

The gap between those individuals and communities that have, and do not have, access to the information technologies that are transforming our lives.

Example from the Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/digital-divide-young-and-old-differ-on-e-book-preferences-according-to-pew-study/2012/10/23/e4aea654-1cc6-11e2-8817-41b9a7aaabc7_story.html

This is an article about a new survey that shows a generational gap among e-book fans. Readers under 30 prefer cellphones and computers. Whereas those over 30 like devices such as the Kindle. The Survey results show that teen readers were less likely to read an e-book than those older. An example of the numbers: 12 percent of respondents aged 16-17 have read a e-book over the past year, compared to the 21 percent for ages 18-24 and 25 percent for ages 30-39

This is a fair example of the growing digital divide among the generations. However the numbers are not significantly great they still show a digital divide between ages/generations while using technology.

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