Gaps and Bits: Conceptualizing Measurements for Digital Divide/s

@article{Nahon2006GapsAB,
  title={Gaps and Bits: Conceptualizing Measurements for Digital Divide/s},
  author={Karine Nahon},
  journal={Inf. Soc.},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={269-278}
}
Three arguments are raised in this article with regard to the indices used to measure the digital divide. First, I criticize policymakers who rely on simplistic measures of the digital divide, at the expense of a thoughtful analysis of (1) the purpose of the tool, (2) the level of observation, and (3) the method of approaching the data. Second, I argue that networks and associated technologies are not neutral artifacts but are political and social spaces in their structure as well as in their… CONTINUE READING

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