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What is Digital Divide?

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Asked by kyatam vinamrath kumar, 24 Mar '08 12:03 pm
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The term digital divide refers to the gap between those people with effective access to digital and information technology and those without access to it. It includes the imbalances in physical access to technology as well as the imbalances in resources and skills needed to effectively participate as a digital citizen. In other words, its the unequal access by some members of the society to information and communications technology, and the unequal acquisition of related skills. Groups often discussed in the context of a digital divide include socioeconomic (rich/poor), racial (majority/minority), or geographical (urban/rural). The term global digital divide refers to differences in technology access between countries.
The term initially referred to gaps in ownership of computers between groups.The term came into regular usage in the mid-1990s. President of the United States Bill Clinton and his Vice President Al Gore used the term in a 1996 speech in Knoxville, though the term had ap ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 24 Mar '08 12:06 pm

 
  
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"The Digital Divide" means that between countries and between different groups of people within countries, there is a wide division between those who have real access to the technology of information and communications and are using it effectively, and those who don't.

Basically, access to electronic resources start with having electronic devices. And these devices can either be personal or community owned, depending on location. Most often, these devices are personally owned by mostly those who are financially capable. Leaving the others to either go for shared or completely just forget it.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 24 Mar '08 08:05 pm

 
  
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The term digital divide refers to the gap between those people with effective access to digital and information technology and those without access to it. It includes the imbalances in physical access to technology as well as the imbalances in resources and skills needed to effectively participate as a digital citizen.
Answered by anupama kumar, 24 Mar '08 12:05 pm

 
  
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