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Cultural Access/Digital Divide

The digital divide is the separation of those with information and telecommunication technology (ITC) access from those without. Population, income, culture, and race are predictors of access. Higher density areas, wealthier people, more Westernized countries, and whites are more likely to have access, and of higher quality, than others. Although ITC itself does not discriminate across culture lines, the availability and the applications of ITC are culturally linked. ITC was originally seen as the great equalizer with regard to having one's voice heard. To some extent, this is true. Many people have found that the Internet and other technology venues are successful tools with which make their case heard. However, not dissimilar to other distributions of power, ITC tends to be concentrated in the hands ...

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