Understanding the Digital Divide

The term digital divide, the fact that the world can be divided into people who do and people who don’t have access to and the capability to use, modern information technology, such as the telephone, television, or the Internet.

There has always been a divides in humanity, from tribe, cultures, gender, political, and wealth. Digital is just a new way to separate for one another.

Pew study, for minorities, the new digital divide reported that 51 percent of Hispanics, 46 percent of African Americans, and only 33 percent of whites used their phones to access the Internet. The divide has shifted from an access issue to a kind of access divide. You can’t fill out a job application through a cell phone or update your résumé on a game console.


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