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can social media connect the world if there is a digital divide?


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This is my presentation from #bitnorth on the digital divide with references and extra content that couldn't fit in 5 minutes

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can social media connect the world if there is a digital divide?

  1. 1. can social media connect the world if there is a digital divide?<br />@gminks<br />Bitnorth 2010<br />
  2. 2. Disclaimer:<br />Statistics and stories provided have an American (and Southern) bias<br />
  3. 3. Shirley Sherrod<br />USDA Employee<br />Andrew Breitbart<br />Conservative Blogger<br />
  4. 4. What is the digital divide?<br />
  5. 5. physical access to digital and information technology<br />1<br />93 million Americans still lack access to broadband<br />35% of US population<br />(which part of the population?)<br />
  6. 6. Broadband Access<br />82%<br />College Graduates<br />46%<br />High School Graduates<br />
  7. 7. Cell Phone Access<br />
  8. 8. 2<br />resources & skills required to effectively participate as a digital citizen<br />Resources: Software<br />Skills: Ability to use software and hardware required, understanding of the social rules for participating in online activities<br />
  9. 9. What is a digital citizen?<br />
  10. 10. A person that participates in society using a certain amount of information technology (IT). <br />Participation includes <br /><ul><li>Creating content (blogs, pictures, wikis, etc)
  11. 11. Participating in social networking sites
  12. 12. UsingeCommerce</li></li></ul><li>
  13. 13. can digital literacy be used to control perception?<br />
  14. 14. Did he use digital skills (blogging, video editing) to reinforce perceptions of one segment of society….<br />Or did he neglect to check the validity of digital information he came across?<br />
  15. 15. Did communicating in a way that made sense culturally make her an easy target in the digital world?<br />Is losing cultural identity a requirement of participation in a digital world?<br />
  16. 16. what will the digital world be like if all cultures aren’t participants in shaping digital culture<br />
  17. 17. can social media connect the world if there is a digital divide?<br />@gminks<br />Bitnorth 2010<br />
  18. 18. APPENDIX<br />
  19. 19. Resources<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  20. 20. Types of digital citizens<br /><ul><li> Opts out of paper mail for email
  21. 21. Communicates respectfully on public forum
  22. 22. Subscribes to feeds about local volunteering events from blogs/social networks</li></ul>Personally Responsible<br /><ul><li> Uses a discussion forum to organize a local clothing drive
  23. 23. Uses online social network to raise money for a local charity</li></ul>Participatory<br /><ul><li> Creates a Web 2.0 resource such as a wiki or a public discussion forum that directly deals with social issues
  24. 24. Supports a movement by joining an appropriate online social network.</li></ul>Justice Oriented<br />Digital Citizenship and Web 2.0 Tools, Reshan Richards, June 2010<br />
  25. 25. digital citizenship is changing our social relationships<br />
  26. 26. Parent/Child<br />
  27. 27. This goes both ways…….<br />
  28. 28. Hiring manger – job candidate<br />