Sunday, March 9, 2014

A look at how smart phones are altering the digital divide

After doing the readings for this week, I was curious as to how smart phone use may have altered the landscape of digital divides. To that end, I dug up a useful census report from 2013 that addresses just this question. The general report links to a fairly accessible PDF based on data from 2011, which breaks down internet use among various populations. This is especially interesting in light of the "Digital Gates" article from this week's reading, in that it addresses differences in internet use (and access) based on race, ethnicity, income, geographic location, and other factors, and because it includes smart phone use in its scope.

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