Technological information inequality as an incessantly moving target: The redistribution of information and communication capacities between 1986 and 2010

  title={Technological information inequality as an incessantly moving target: The redistribution of information and communication capacities between 1986 and 2010},
  author={Martin Hilbert},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology},
  • M. Hilbert
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
This article provides first‐time empirical evidence that the digital age has first increased and then (only very recently) decreased global, international, and national inequalities of information and communication capacities among and within societies. Previous studies on the digital divide were unable to capture the detected trends appropriately, because they worked with proxies, such as the number of subscriptions or related investments, without considering the vast heterogeneity in… 
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