Global Digital Divides

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Global Digital Divides

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Department/School

School of Business

Abstract/Excerpt

The Internet needs no introduction, and its significance today can hardly be exaggerated. Today, more people are more connected technologically to one another than at any other time in human existence. For a large share of the world’s people, the Internet, text messaging, and various other forms of digital social media such as Facebook have become thoroughly woven into the routines and rhythms of daily life. The Internet has transformed how we seek information, communicate, entertain ourselves, find partners, and, increasingly, it shapes our notions of identity and community.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet addresses the many related topics pertaining to cyberspace, email, the World Wide Web, and social media. Entries will range from popular topics such as Alibaba and YouTube to important current controversies such as Net neutrality and cyberterrorism. The goal of the encyclopedia is to provide the most comprehensive collection of authoritative entries on the Internet available, written in a style accessible to academic and non-academic audiences alike.

Document Type

Chapter

Book Title

The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet, Volume 3

Editors

Barney Warf

Publisher

SAGE Publications, Ltd.

Place of Publication

Thousand Oaks, CA

Publication Date

7-2018

ISBN

9781473926615

Keywords

the internet, divisions online, online communities, net neutrality, social media

Disciplines

Business | Communication Technology and New Media | International and Intercultural Communication | Mass Communication | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Media

Global Digital Divides

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