A problem that relates to the phenomenon of digital divide. Digital gap leads to the technological and economical division of the world. Information technologies improve the already developed regions and it makes the arrears of the third world regions even more significant. As a result, the gap between the information "haves" and "have nots" is growing over time. The increasing divides are particularly troublesome with regard to Internet access.
DiMaggio and Hargittai (2001) suggest that the term “digital inequality” better encompasses the various dimensions along which differences will exist even after access to the medium is nearly universal.
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