Mobile Phones and the Digital Divide Part 2

Jason Griffey and I are having a discussion via our blogs regarding mobile phones and the digital divide to catch up first read my original post Why Mobile Phone Are Not the Key to the Digital Divide then read Jason’s response Why mobile phones are one key to the digital divide. This is my response to his post. Jason states: I believe strongly that the idea that a desktop is … Continue reading Mobile Phones and the Digital Divide Part 2

Why Mobile Phones Are Not the Key to the Digital Divide

Earlier this week  I tweeted I whole heartedly, unequivocally disagree with this! Mobile access helps agencies break past digital divide  Which linked to this article from, Pew Internet and American life – Mobile access helps agencies break past digital divide | Interview with Aaron Smith. In which Smith says “I think mobile is playing a key role in bridging those gaps between people who have that … Continue reading Why Mobile Phones Are Not the Key to the Digital Divide

Mobile Phones Are Not The Key to Bridging the Digital Divide

Something new to consider as we consider broadband access as a universal right – mobile phones. NPR looks at a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project on Mobile Access.  Does 3G (and soon to be 4G) speed qualify as broadband access? NPR quotes these stats from Pew African-Americans and English-speaking Latinos continue to be among the most active users of the mobile … Continue reading Mobile Phones Are Not The Key to Bridging the Digital Divide

Video from Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8061367&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. In October 2009 the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy released its report.  The report itself is over 100 pages and worth reading.  It is available to download as a pdf or to read online. If you just want the bottom line, you … Continue reading Video from Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy