Week 9 Concept Definitions

Digital Divide, defined based on access to technology

The digital divide can be defined as a separation between people in society influenced by technology.  There are certainly different levels of digital divide from the segregation of different income levels.  At a higher income level you are more likely to have unlimited access to internet or news sources on a daily basis.  However they can be as small as the differences in how older generations use technology vs. younger generations.  I have included an article on the use of e-readers by different generations.  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  I think all too often we forget to look at the less extreme side of any situation or in this case definition.

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One thought on “Week 9 Concept Definitions

  1. teampenguine says:

    I agree with your last statement. We do have a tendency to avoid extremist views. Great work.

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