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The evolving digital divide : from the first to the third level

Massimo Ragnedda and Maria Laura Ruiu

The rise of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) was seen at the beginning as an opportunity for freedom of information, and to level up existing inequalities (Rheingold, 1993; Negroponte, 1995). However, scholars realized soon that access to ICTs would give an advantage to specific citizens/users (Resnick, 1998; Hargittai, 2000). The term “digital divide” emerged to describe

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Is the digital divide of the past, present or future?

Professor Simon Rogerson - Research

Throughout history there have always been social divides predicated upon, for example, poverty, education, gender and status. Such divides have been challenged sometimes by governments, sometimes by radical politicians and sometimes by socially responsible individuals. Often such divides have been diminished by pragmatic people driven by justice and philanthropy. These towering figures who made a

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