Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn’t End the Digital Divide, Skills Do
Belgrade Center for Digital Humanities; University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
February 9, 2012
Whether we like it or not, we live in a very unequal and stratified world. We live in societies in which inequality is ignored in education, science, and in the social media. As Internet technologies are rapidly evolving and new digital divides on the Internet emerge, we must move beyond, at some point, a singular concern over Internet access and technological infrastructure issues. We must tackle socio-cultural differences, we must focus on Internet skills, literacies and social media usage.
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Keywords: digital divide, social media, education, digital inequalities, media literacy, 21st century literacies, internetworking papers series
Date posted: February 9, 2012
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