The Pros And Cons Of The Digital Divide

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Technology has evolved rapidly over the years. It continues to improve as we go along with our everyday lives. It has proved to help us with our daily tasks which made it easier for us to accomplish things ahead of time. Along with Communications, Technology made it easier to connect to other people. In the world we live in today, we can see its strong force in most industries. Pew Internet & American Life Project has reported that 95% of Americans from ages 18 to 29 use the internet (Bernard, S. 2011). Many people use technology in their everyday lives to work and communicate. But many years before, only developed countries have access to say for example, a computer and internet connection. As a result, projects and initiatives were launched by private and government sectors in order to help narrow the gap to what we call the “Digital Divide” (Thomas &Carvalho, 2012). What is Digital Divide? We’ll find more about it in the next few paragraphs. The term Digital Divide is used to describe the gap or the inequality between those who have access to computers and internet connection and those who do not have access to both (Bernard, S. 2011). It is a gap that exists across different categories such as locations, individuals, and social status. For example, a person in Los Angeles may have access to a portable computer and internet connection but an individual who lives somewhere in Africa may not have access, or may not afford, or both, a computer and a stable connection to

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