Google and the Digital Divide

Google and the Digital Divide
Author: Elad Segev
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-01-21
ISBN 10: 1780631782
ISBN 13: 9781780631783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Google and the Digital Divide Book Review:

Beneficial to scholars and students in the fields of media and communication, politics and technology, this book outlines the significant role of search engines in general and Google in particular in widening the digital divide between individuals, organisations and states. It uses innovative methods and research approaches to assess and illustrate the digital divide by comparing the popular search queries in Google and Yahoo in different countries as well as analysing the various biases in Google News and Google Earth. The different studies developed and presented in this book provide various indications of the increasing customisation and popularisation mechanisms employed by popular search engines, which together with “organising the world’s information inevitably also intensify information inequalities and reinforce commercial and US-centric priorities and agendas. Develops an extensive historical investigation of information, power and the digital divide Provides new social and political perspectives to understand search engines in general and Google in particular Suggests original methods to study and assess the digital divide as well as the extent of commercialisation and Americanisation worldwide

Google and the Digital Divide

Google and the Digital Divide
Author: Elad Segev
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-01-21
ISBN 10: 1780631782
ISBN 13: 9781780631783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Google and the Digital Divide Book Review:

Beneficial to scholars and students in the fields of media and communication, politics and technology, this book outlines the significant role of search engines in general and Google in particular in widening the digital divide between individuals, organisations and states. It uses innovative methods and research approaches to assess and illustrate the digital divide by comparing the popular search queries in Google and Yahoo in different countries as well as analysing the various biases in Google News and Google Earth. The different studies developed and presented in this book provide various indications of the increasing customisation and popularisation mechanisms employed by popular search engines, which together with “organising the world’s information inevitably also intensify information inequalities and reinforce commercial and US-centric priorities and agendas. Develops an extensive historical investigation of information, power and the digital divide Provides new social and political perspectives to understand search engines in general and Google in particular Suggests original methods to study and assess the digital divide as well as the extent of commercialisation and Americanisation worldwide

The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide
Author: Massimo Ragnedda,Glenn W. Muschert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2013-06-19
ISBN 10: 1135088365
ISBN 13: 9781135088361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digital Divide Book Review:

This book provides an in-depth comparative analysis of inequality and the stratification of the digital sphere. Grounded in classical sociological theories of inequality, as well as empirical evidence, this book defines ‘the digital divide’ as the unequal access and utility of internet communications technologies and explores how it has the potential to replicate existing social inequalities, as well as create new forms of stratification. The Digital Divide examines how various demographic and socio-economic factors including income, education, age and gender, as well as infrastructure, products and services affect how the internet is used and accessed. Comprised of six parts, the first section examines theories of the digital divide, and then looks in turn at: Highly developed nations and regions (including the USA, the EU and Japan); Emerging large powers (Brazil, China, India, Russia); Eastern European countries (Estonia, Romania, Serbia); Arab and Middle Eastern nations (Egypt, Iran, Israel); Under-studied areas (East and Central Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa). Providing an interwoven analysis of the international inequalities in internet usage and access, this important work offers a comprehensive approach to studying the digital divide around the globe. It is an important resource for academic and students in sociology, social policy, communication studies, media studies and all those interested in the questions and issues around social inequality.

The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide
Author: Mark Bauerlein
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-09-08
ISBN 10: 1101547529
ISBN 13: 9781101547526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digital Divide Book Review:

This definitive work on the perils and promise of the social- media revolution collects writings by today's best thinkers and cultural commentators, with an all-new introduction by Bauerlein. Twitter, Facebook, e-publishing, blogs, distance-learning and other social media raise some of the most divisive cultural questions of our time. Some see the technological breakthroughs we live with as hopeful and democratic new steps in education, information gathering, and human progress. But others are deeply concerned by the eroding of civility online, declining reading habits, withering attention spans, and the treacherous effects of 24/7 peer pressure on our young. With The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein emerged as the foremost voice against the development of an overwhelming digital social culture. But The Digital Divide doesn't take sides. Framing the discussion so that leading voices from across the spectrum, supporters and detractors alike, have the opportunity to weigh in on the profound issues raised by the new media-from questions of reading skills and attention span, to cyber-bullying and the digital playground- Bauerlein's new book takes the debate to a higher ground. The book includes essays by Steven Johnson, Nicholas Carr, Don Tapscott, Douglas Rushkoff, Maggie Jackson, Clay Shirky, Todd Gitlin, and many more. Though these pieces have been previously published, the organization of The Digital Divide gives them freshness and new relevancy, making them part of a single document readers can use to truly get a handle on online privacy, the perils of a plugged-in childhood, and other technology-related hot topics. Rather than dividing the book into "pro" and "con" sections, the essays are arranged by subject-"The Brain, the Senses," "Learning in and out of the Classroom," "Social and Personal Life," "The Millennials," "The Fate of Culture," and "The Human (and Political) Impact." Bauerlein incorporates a short headnote and a capsule bio about each contributor, as well as relevant contextual information about the source of the selection. Bauerlein also provides a new introduction that traces the development of the debate, from the initial Digital Age zeal, to a wave of skepticism, and to a third stage of reflection that wavers between criticism and endorsement. Enthusiasms for the Digital Age has cooled with the passage of time and the piling up of real-life examples that prove the risks of an online-focused culture. However, there is still much debate, comprising thousands of commentaries and hundreds of books, about how these technologies are rewriting our futures. Now, with this timely and definitive volume, readers can finally cut through the clamor, read the the very best writings from each side of The Digital Divide, and make more informed decisions about the presence and place of technology in their lives.

Without a Net Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide

Without a Net  Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide
Author: Jessamyn C. West
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2011-05-06
ISBN 10: 1598844547
ISBN 13: 9781598844542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without a Net Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide Book Review:

An easy-to-read and understand guide to the complexities surrounding technology access and adoption that focuses on the ways libraries can help close the digital divide.

Crossing the Bridge of the Digital Divide

Crossing the Bridge of the Digital Divide
Author: Anthony H. Normore,Antonia Issa Lahera
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2018-09-01
ISBN 10: 1641133929
ISBN 13: 9781641133920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossing the Bridge of the Digital Divide Book Review:

Crossing the Bridge of the Digital Divide: A Walk with Global Leaders explores the combined effect of the rapid growth of information as an increasingly fragmented information base, a large component of which is available only to people with money and/or acceptable institutional affiliations. In the recent past, the outcome of these challenges has been characterized as the "digital divide" between the information “haves” and “have nots” along racial and socio economic lines that seem to widen as time passes. To address the issues of digital equity and digital inequality in an effort to bridge the digital divide, educational scholars, researchers and practitioners are in positions to ensure equitable opportunities are made available for people of all ages, races, ability, sexual orientation, and ethnicity in support of social justice for bridging the digital divide. The digital divide addresses issues concerning equal opportunity, equity and access that have an effect on the development of marginalized and otherwise disenfranchised populations within and across systems nationally and internationally. The contributing authors- representing Unites States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, and the UK - posit that education institutions can serve as the bridge to close the digital divide for students who do not have access to information technology in their homes. At a time when more computers are made available in schools than ever before, the digital divide continues to widen and fewer people in the lowest SES groups are given the opportunity to join the world of computer technology and the internet. As a result, the influence of leadership activity on institutional racism, gender discrimination, inequality of opportunity, inequity of educational processes, digital exclusion, and justice have gained currency and attention. The contributing national and international authors examine the digital divide in terms of social justice leadership, equity and access. It is within this context that the authors offer discussions from a lens of their choice, i.e. conceptual, review of literature, epistemological, etc. By adopting an educational approach to bridging the digital divide, researchers and practitioners can connect and extend long established lines of conceptual and empirical inquiry aimed at improving organizational practices and thereby gain insights that might be otherwise overlooked, or assumed. This holds great promise for generating, refining, and testing theories of leadership for equity and access, and helps strengthen already vibrant lines of inquiry on social justice.

Beyond the Digital Divide

Beyond the Digital Divide
Author: Petr Lupač
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-09-24
ISBN 10: 1787565483
ISBN 13: 9781787565487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Digital Divide Book Review:

This book advances the understanding of the relationship between social inequality and Internet use by bringing forth a new, contextual approach. It encourages a rethinking of the information society theory, information policies, and the role of social science in the process of informatization.

The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide
Author: Renee Ramdew
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:858632864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Technology and Social Inclusion

Technology and Social Inclusion
Author: Mark Warschauer
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780262731737
ISBN 13: 0262731738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Social Inclusion Book Review:

Going beyond the oversimplified notion of a "digital divide" to analyze the relationship between access to information and communication technologies and social inclusion.

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services
Author: Andromeda Yelton
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 0838992374
ISBN 13: 9780838992371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services Book Review:

In this issue of Library Technology Reports, Andromeda Yelton shows how libraries can build on the breadth of this population to help bridge the digital divide and provide even greater access to information. Yelton breaks down the demographics of mobile internet users, provides examples of how different libraries are reaching out to these...

Globalization and the Digital Divide

Globalization and the Digital Divide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Cambria Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1621969185
ISBN 13: 9781621969181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Exploration of Technology Equity and the Digital Divide Critical Historical and Social Perspectives

International Exploration of Technology Equity and the Digital Divide  Critical  Historical and Social Perspectives
Author: Randolph Leigh, Patricia
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2010-10-31
ISBN 10: 1615207945
ISBN 13: 9781615207947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Exploration of Technology Equity and the Digital Divide Critical Historical and Social Perspectives Book Review:

"This book explores and presents research that centers on the historical, political, sociological, and economic factors that engender global inequities"--Provided by publisher.

The Digital City

The Digital City
Author: Germaine R. Halegoua
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 1479882194
ISBN 13: 9781479882199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digital City Book Review:

Shows how digital media connects people to their lived environments Every day, millions of people turn to small handheld screens to search for their destinations and to seek recommendations for places to visit. They may share texts or images of themselves and these places en route or after their journey is complete. We don’t consciously reflect on these activities and probably don’t associate these practices with constructing a sense of place. Critics have argued that digital media alienates users from space and place, but this book argues that the exact opposite is true: that we habitually use digital technologies to re-embed ourselves within urban environments. The Digital City advocates for the need to rethink our everyday interactions with digital infrastructures, navigation technologies, and social media as we move through the world. Drawing on five case studies from global and mid-sized cities to illustrate the concept of “re-placeing,” Germaine R. Halegoua shows how different populations employ urban broadband networks, social and locative media platforms, digital navigation, smart cities, and creative placemaking initiatives to turn urban spaces into places with deep meanings and emotional attachments. Through timely narratives of everyday urban life, Halegoua argues that people use digital media to create a unique sense of place within rapidly changing urban environments and that a sense of place is integral to understanding contemporary relationships with digital media.

Competition and Commerce in Digital Books

Competition and Commerce in Digital Books
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015090381925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Wadsworth Handbook

The Wadsworth Handbook
Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 994
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000051409326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide
Author: Jan van Dijk
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 1509534466
ISBN 13: 9781509534463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digital Divide Book Review:

Contrary to optimistic visions of a free internet for all, the problem of the ‘digital divide’ – the disparity between those with access to internet technology and those without – has persisted for close to twenty-five years. In this textbook, Jan van Dijk considers the state of digital inequality and what we can do to tackle it. Through an accessible framework based on empirical research, he explores the motivations and challenges of seeking access and the development of requisite digital skills. He addresses key questions such as: Does digital inequality reduce or reinforce existing, traditional inequalities? Does it create new, previously unknown social inequalities? While digital inequality affects all aspects of society and the problem is here to stay, Van Dijk outlines policies we can put in place to mitigate it. The Digital Divide is required reading for students and scholars of media, communication, sociology, and related disciplines, as well as for policymakers.

Public Library Internet Services and the Digital Divide

Public Library Internet Services and the Digital Divide
Author: Charles R. McClure,Joe Ryan,John Carlo Bertot
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105112485219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Internet Newsroom

The Internet Newsroom
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000070503739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet Newsroom Book Review:

Your guide to the world of electronic factgathering.

The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication 3 Volume Set

The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication  3 Volume Set
Author: Gianpietro Mazzoleni
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1656
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN 10: 1118290755
ISBN 13: 9781118290750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication 3 Volume Set Book Review:

The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication is the definitive single–source reference work on the subject, with state–of–the–art and in–depth scholarly reflection on the key issues within political communication from leading international experts. It is available both online and in print. Explores pertinent/salient topics within political science, sociology, psychology, communication and many other disciplines Theory, empirical research and academic as well as professional debate are widely covered in this truly international and comparative work Provides clear definitions and explanations which are both cross–national and cross–disciplinary by nature Offers an unprecedented level of authority, accuracy and balance, with contributions from leading international experts in their associated fields Published with regularly updating online edition which will ensure readers are kept abreast of the latest developments in research

Rethinking Class and Social Difference

Rethinking Class and Social Difference
Author: Barry Eidlin,Michael A. McCarthy
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN 10: 1839820209
ISBN 13: 9781839820205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Class and Social Difference Book Review:

This volume draws together scholars rethinking social scientific and theoretical approaches to a wide range of forms of social difference and inequality. These include race, nationalism, sexuality, professional classes, domestic employment, digital communication, and uneven economic development