The internet ’ s political impact and the penetration / participation paradox in Malaysia and Singapore

  title={The internet ’ s political impact and the penetration / participation paradox in Malaysia and Singapore},
  author={Cherian George},
It verges on tautology to say that internet use depends on internet availability. Obviously, the former will not occur in the absence of the latter. However, it is quite another thing to claim that there is a simple linear relationship between availability and use. It is conceivable that, once the diffusion of a communication technology has reached a certain critical threshold, every additional unit of that technology does not generate improved use, either quantitatively or qualitatively. The… CONTINUE READING

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