- 1. The Mobile Digital Divide The Part Time Group
2. So where is the divide? Economic Geographical Financial
Technology Cultural a new currency 3. Digital Divide - Technology
The way forward for everyone, no matter of age and background
- Technology is part of our daily lives, if we like it or not. We
may be advanced users who love being online surfing the web,
creating blogs, chatting with friends using MSN, Skype or just
- We can take this for granted at times but other users could be
afraid of using ICT in their daily lives; therefore resulting in
the lack of use of ICT or to experiment with technology.
- The divide of technology could also just be lack of experience
people have with Technology, thus making the gap of Digital Divide
greater but there is ways of combating this.
- Telephone support for FAQ
- 24/7 easy access online resources
- There is a variety of resources accessible to all types of
users which can enhance their knowledge and skills .
4. Digital Divide Technology Shopping/Bill Payments Contact
Friends News Entertainment
- Shop online or walk to the local Superstore.
- Pay bills online via bank/PayPal or walk to the Post Office or
- Write to a friend using pen and paper or email.
- Talk to friends face to face or via MSN, Skype etc.
- Go to the Theatre, Concert or watch live performances on TV,
- Play board games, cards, sports or play on computer, surf the
- Read a Newspaper/Magazine or read up to date news online.
- Talk to people or listen to the radio, watch TV,
Digital Divide - Technology 5. Generally speaking, the most
technologically advanced mobile phones are predominantly readily
available in the developed countries (Japan, Europe, Australia,
USA, etc) iPhone
Digital Divide - Geographical 6. On the other hand......
- I have a 71 year old British father-in-law who has never owned
a mobile phone and has no
- intention of acquiring one.
- Yet my 62 year old Nigerian mother can send text messages from
Digital Divide - Geographical 7.
- The economic aspects can be seen as a reflection of other
- Geographical developing and developed countries
- Educational access to, and quality of learning facilities
- Political a voice in the way services are delivered
- Historic the development of a community area or region
- In relation to mobile phones there are other forces at
- Market forces whether a market is seen to be profitable by
- Supplier Competition new technology constantly being developed
- These groups of forces can come together to shape the
- Emerging markets developing/developed countries -Dr Patrick
- Focus of manufacturers to changing to provide more low cost
handsets to what they consider emerging markets
Digital Divide - Economic Factors 8. Easy with a mobile Digital
Divide a new currency 9. Not so easy without Digital Divide a new
- From no mobile phone or use of landlines
- More phones than population - UK 102% market penetration -IT
- From progress through technological increments landline >
mobile > satellite
- Toleapfrog effect emerging markets move straight to
- From basic phone call /SMS
- To Multi function phone call/SMS/Internet/Camera/GPS/MP3
- From recycled / second-hand phone
- From emergency calls only
- Totariffs with unlimited calls/texts
Digital Divide - Effects of Financial Factors 11. Attitudinal
Barriers What does he need that for ? What r u on about? You know
mum doesnt talk on the mobile Told you to take it easy. Too old to
understand are u, haha Need some help son! Digital Divide The
Cultural Backlog 12. BRIDGING THE DIVIDE Education
!!Education!!Education!!Thats the only way out. Show them how its
done Homework done in 10 minutes, beat that. If only they knew how.
Commitment by governments and companies Rural Programs Love that
tune Show them the benefits.