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Correlates of the Digital Diversity in the Information Age: A Bird's Eye View

by Parul
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 106 - Number 9
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Parul

Parul . Correlates of the Digital Diversity in the Information Age: A Bird's Eye View. International Journal of Computer Applications. 106, 9 ( November 2014), 41-53. DOI=10.5120/18551-9810

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The digital diversity generally refers to differences between individuals in likelihood of accessing and using the information technologies, specifically the Internet resources. The thrust of this attempt is to provide an overview of digital diversity. Several factors influence diversity. Digital diversity exists not only in underdeveloped and developing nations but also in the so called rich and developed nations. It reflects differences among nations. The phrase of digital diversity is seen as well as due to demographical, socio-cultural, psychological and political characteristics. The crucial variables highlighted in the present work include income, education, gender, age, race/ethnicity, caste, infrastructure indicators, pricing regulatory quality etc. The need for further research that identifies new correlates is also called for.

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Access broadband computer literacy culture digitally connected community digitally disadvantaged communities India ICT information gap infrastructure low-income level network policy psychosocial barriers.