Digital Divide By: Rebecca Smith and Patrick Simms
What is it? • Digital divide is defined as the gap between people that have access to the internet and those that do not. • It is also defined as the gap between those that constantly use the internet and those that do not.
Why is it important? • With the distribution of wealth already heavily unbalanced in society, those with access to the Internet are becoming even richer through the power of information • The digital divide is compounding the effects of socio-economic divisions
Personal Experience • Not having internet access, • Vacation • No service • Not having a certain piece of technology • Dead technologies
Solutions • Affordable broadband access • Wireless networks • educational programs • workshops • Library administrators could provide a workshop on how to search the internet
Poll everywhere survey • http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTExNTcxMjY0OTM
Reference page • http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring131/block131.html • http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~eroberts/cs201/projects/digital-divide/start.html • http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/definition