web 1.5: the web is not getting flatter

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  1. 9th February 2015

    […] The challenge for current digital divide initiatives is that findings remain unclear as to whether equal access to technology has much impact on broader social disparities.  The majority of reports that proclaim the effectiveness of computer access initiatives do not show conclusive evidence of improved results with the inclusion of computers and advanced technology training.  Researchers can point to differences in access and differences in academic performance but cannot draw a causal link between the two.  Nathan Jurgenson discusses other digital divides he calls “non material divides” here and here. […]

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