Beyond the ‘ digital divide ’ : Internet diffusion and inequality in Australia

@inproceedings{Willis2006BeyondT,
  title={Beyond the ‘ digital divide ’ : Internet diffusion and inequality in Australia},
  author={Suzanne Willis and Bruce K Tranter},
  year={2006}
}
The increasing potential of the Internet to widen access to information and enhance communication capacity has brought opposing arguments about the social consequences of Internet use. Advocates of the ‘digital divide’ thesis argue that the Internet advantages privileged groups while further marginalizing disadvantaged social categories. Critics of the thesis see the expansion of the Internet as enabling and egalitarian, promoting social inclusion and facilitating democratic participation. In… CONTINUE READING

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