This blog was created as a forum for class discussion for JLMC/TSC 574, Communication Technology & Social Change offered at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Post 8: Global Digital Divide
The global digital divide affects all countries around the
world. Choose a foreign country you are interested in and report the percentage
of Internet users and how this percentage has evolved in the past five years.
Are there any clear gender, age or other demographic gaps among the users?
Next, please describe a recent policy that has been adopted
in order to bridge the digital divide in the country. Is it funded by the local government, a
private company or an NGO? Do you think it is likely to reduce the technology