Culture lecture NOTES

Culture lecture NOTES - Culture, the Digital Divide, &...

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International User Spring 2010 Communicating with other cultures in areas of the world •Selling = need to speak their language •Cultural communication The Internet and the collapse of time and space –Requires a greater awareness of the world around us because becoming a closer world –Need for appreciation of other cultures rather than just expecting / desiring for the world to just become like us •Loosing valuable culture through world Americanization “The Global Village” Myth or reality? Equality for All? •Digital Divide –Division between the information “haves” and “have-nots” –Digital equality? Why? 1.In the developed world, a substantial number of people who could very easily go online have decided not to. They see no compelling reason to be on the Web. 2.For others in emerging, less developed markets: 1.The cost of accessing the Internet competes with the cost for basic necessities 2.Access availability is very limited outside of urban areas In less-developed countries:
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