The digital divide shifts to differences in usage

@article{Deursen2014TheDD,
  title={The digital divide shifts to differences in usage},
  author={Alexander van Deursen and J. Dijk},
  journal={New Media Soc.},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={507-526}
}
  • Alexander van Deursen, J. Dijk
  • Published 2014
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • New Media Soc.
  • In a representative survey of the Dutch population we found that people with low levels of education and disabled people are using the Internet for more hours a day in their spare time than higher educated and employed populations. To explain this finding, we investigated what these people are doing online. The first contribution is a theoretically validated cluster of Internet usage types: information, news, personal development, social interaction, leisure, commercial transaction and gaming… CONTINUE READING

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