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16th century               44
17th century               45
18th century               46
19th century               47
20th century               48
“The sum of all human knowledge”                                   49
Wikipedia research:(1a) what is the geography of articles in MENAcompared to the rest of the world?(1b) what is the geogra...
Wikipedia research:(2) do local authors in the Middle East/NorthAfrica/East Africa comprise disproportionatelyfewer of the...
Wikipedia research:(3) are the contributions of local contributorsundervalued?
More info about this story in Ford, H. (2011). The Missing Wikipedians. In Lovink, G., and Tkacz, N. Critical Point of Vie...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feodor_Vassilyev
Gado Cartoons, Nairobi Daily Nation
Image: Copyright Roger Bamber
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Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development
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Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development

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The Internet and other new technologies have put information at the centre of the global economy.

It is therefore important to understand who produces and reproduces this information, who has access, and who and where are represented by information in our contemporary knowledge economy.

This audio slide show will highlight inequalities in traditional knowledge and information geographies, before moving to examine the Internet-era potentials for new and more inclusionary patterns.

It will consider the implications for developing countries, and will conclude that rather than democratising platforms of knowledge sharing, the Internet seems to be enabling a digital division of labour in which the visibility, voice and power of the North is reinforced rather than diminished.

The ultimate goal of the talk is then to ask why in an age of almost ubiquitous potential connectivity, so many people are still left out of global networks, debates and conversations.

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Digital Divides - The Potential of the Internet for Development

  1. The Potential of the Internet for Development:Digital Divides and Uneven Geographies of Knowledge A talk to DFID March 29, 2012 Mark Graham, PhD Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford web: www.geospace.co.uk email: mark.graham@oii.ox.ac.uk twitter: @geoplace
  2. Image: Copyright Roger Bamber
  3. www.ihub.co.ke/blog/
  4. 4http://www.fglorente.org/mapas/bajares/Pisana.gif
  5. www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  6. www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  7. www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  8. 19http://www.fglorente.org/mapas/bajares/Pisana.gif
  9. Image: Copyright Roger Bamber
  10. www.thekilgorisproject.com/?p=189
  11. www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  12. 2009 www.telegeography.com/telecom-resources/map-gallery/ manypossibilities.net
  13. 2009
  14. 2012
  15. http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  16. Map by Mark Graham, Monica Stephens, Matthew Zook
  17. Spain: Spanish (Castilian) and Catalan
  18. Belgium: Flemish and French
  19. www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  20. total number of Wikipedia articles in all languages www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  21. www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  22. www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  23. www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  24. www.oii.ox.ac.uk/vis
  25. 15th century 43
  26. 16th century 44
  27. 17th century 45
  28. 18th century 46
  29. 19th century 47
  30. 20th century 48
  31. “The sum of all human knowledge” 49
  32. Wikipedia research:(1a) what is the geography of articles in MENAcompared to the rest of the world?(1b) what is the geography of articles in EastAfrica compared to the rest of the world?
  33. Wikipedia research:(2) do local authors in the Middle East/NorthAfrica/East Africa comprise disproportionatelyfewer of the contributors to articles aboutthat region?
  34. Wikipedia research:(3) are the contributions of local contributorsundervalued?
  35. More info about this story in Ford, H. (2011). The Missing Wikipedians. In Lovink, G., and Tkacz, N. Critical Point of View: A Wikipedia Reader.
  36. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feodor_Vassilyev
  37. Gado Cartoons, Nairobi Daily Nation
  38. Image: Copyright Roger Bamber
  39. thank you Dr Mark Graham Oxford Internet Institute w: geospace.co.uk w: zerogeography.net e: mark@geospace.co.uk t: @geoplace

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