Distinguish among 5 stages 1 knowledge stage you get

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Distinguish among 5 stages1.Knowledge stage - you get to know the technology2.Persuasion stage - you are persuaded with the benefits of the technology, and evaluate its pros and cons3.Decision stage - you decide to adopt the technology4.Implementation stage - you start to use the technology on a regular basis5.Confirmation stage - you recognize the benefits of using the innovation and make it an integral part of your daily practices, and you start to promote it to others directly or indirectlyAs a result of the individual process of adoption and the social interactionYou see wavelike diffusion curves in the societyAdoptersof an idea or any new innovation can be categorized as:InnovatorsEarly adoptersEarly majorityLate majorityLaggardsSuccessful ideas or products do not need to persuade people to changeThe fusion of innovation demonstrates that ideas must evolve and become better for the needs of individuals. Once evolved, it will be adopted by the majority of people. It also points out the importance of peer networks.36
Idealized diffusion of innovation through social networksHump curve - How many new adopters are added at each pointS-shaped curve - How many people have already adopted it since the beginningSocial networks: the channels through which innovators spreadWhen the network is too sparse - some parts of the social network are disconnected and are never reached by the innovationIn the diffusion of innovation in social networks, the network structure in general affects the diffusion pattern3.How to define the digital divide4 perspectives to analyze the digital divide/developmentWhat kind of technology (phones, internet, broadband, storage device, combination of all, etc.)Who is the subject (country, organization, individual, etc.)Which attributes matter (income, capacity, type of ownership, geography, etc.)How to connect (access, usage, effective adoption)Cube frameworkAccess: what kind of technologyUsage: which characteristicsEffective adoption/impact: whoHow? What is the intensity of connectivityCloud storage & cloud computingPortal to access the digital realmHow much storage you have and how much computational power you have becomes a tricky question - can use cloud to store and compute - becomes less and less importantTelecommunicated access bandwidth in order to access the digital cloud of services4.Subscriptions vs. bandwidthTwo dimensions of the digital divideNumber of subscriptions of countries - divide decreasedTelecommunication capacities of countries - divide increasedThe red queen effect: the technological frontier is a moving targetStanding slow meaning falling behindRelative matric that’s moving as you measure2 fundamental ways to look at the digital divide-Number of subscriptions(similar to distribution of people in the world)-Information capacity(similar to the global distribution of income)It is increasingly becoming useless to measure the digital divide in terms of the number of subscriptions, because everybody has at least a mobile phone nowadays. However, differences

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