Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Internet and global inequality

The internet promises the provide equal access to information independent of location. However, according to research by the Oxford Internet Institute (published in the book, Geographies of the World's Knowledge), user-generated content is not equally contributed: Especially the U.S. dominates the production of user content. The authors suggest that the causes for this could be a) that people in less developed countries have less leisure time to produce content for free, and b) that people without money can't afford education necessary to produce quality content.
Unfortunately, the internet is not a magic wand that makes the world more equal.

Source: The Internet Does Not Solve Global Inequality - The Atlantic

1 comment:

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