So where is the divide? Economic Geographical Financial Technology Cultural a new currency
Digital Divide - Technology The way forward for everyone, no matter of age and background
Technology is part of our daily lives, if we like it or not. We may be advanced users who love being online surfing the web, creating blogs, chatting with friends using MSN, Skype or just plain shopping!
We can take this for granted at times but other users could be afraid of using ICT in their daily lives; therefore resulting in the lack of use of ICT or to experiment with technology.
The divide of technology could also just be lack of experience people have with Technology, thus making the gap of Digital Divide greater but there is ways of combating this.
Free basic IT courses
Telephone support for FAQ
Step by Step flow guides
24/7 easy access online resources
There is a variety of resources accessible to all types of users which can enhance their knowledge and skills .
Digital Divide Technology Shopping/Bill Payments Contact Friends News Entertainment
Shop online or walk to the local Superstore.
Pay bills online via bank/PayPal or walk to the Post Office or Bank
Write to a friend using pen and paper or email.
Talk to friends face to face or via MSN, Skype etc.
Go to the Theatre, Concert or watch live performances on TV, Internet.
Play board games, cards, sports or play on computer, surf the web.
Read a Newspaper/Magazine or read up to date news online.
Talk to people or listen to the radio, watch TV,
Digital Divide - Technology
Generally speaking, the most technologically advanced mobile phones are predominantly readily available in the developed countries (Japan, Europe, Australia, USA, etc) iPhone Image: http://www.uselog.com/2007/10/more-iphone-usability-stuff.html Digital Divide - Geographical
More phones than population - UK 102% market penetration - IT Facts
From progress through technological increments landline > mobile > satellite
To leapfrog effect – emerging markets move straight to mobile/satellite
From basic phone – call /SMS
To Multi function phone – call/SMS/Internet/Camera/GPS/MP3
From recycled / second-hand phone
To new/latest handset
From emergency calls only
To tariffs with unlimited calls/texts
From prepay phones
To contract phones
Digital Divide - Effects of Financial Factors
Attitudinal Barriers What does he need that for ? What r u on about? You know mum doesn’t talk on the mobile Told you to take it easy. Too old to understand are u, haha Need some help son! Digital Divide – The Cultural Backlog
BRIDGING THE DIVIDE Education !! Education!! Education!! That’s the only way out. Show them how its done Homework done in 10 minutes, beat that. If only they knew how. Commitment by governments and companies Rural Programs Love that tune Show them the benefits.