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Reflecting on digital differences

Inequalities in the UK I enjoyed the topic of digital differences this week as it felt like building upon what I had thought about last week in my discussion with Anna about cultural and socio-economic factors. Previously, I had thought about the differences between internet usage and access depending on country and age. However, after reading Carl’s Blog  I began to critically consider the digital differences within the UK. After discovering that 5. Continue reading →

Time to Grow Up

The passage of time is something that surprises us all, despite being literally the most predictable thing in the universe. And with time comes age, something that affects everyone, and has always created a divide between people: Everyone is taught from a young age to trust and respect their elders, and everyone delights in lying about their deeds to the next generation, yet recently, this divide seems to have become greater. Continue reading →

Digital Differences: Reflection

The digital difference is a term that I’ve come across numerous times before. While I knew it existed and what it meant, I was astonished to find the inequality caused by the differences had the same level of impact as other mainstream inequalities such as racism, sexism, ageism etc. One of the micro factors behind the digital difference that I focused on was age. I found that in the UK the younger generations are more digitally active than the older generations. Continue reading →

UOSM2008: Topic 1 reflection

This post is part of a series published as part of the University of Southampton’s Living and Working on the Web module. To find out more, including links to all of this year’s student blogs, check out the UOSM2008 website. Having previously explored digital inequalities as part of SOCI3073, it was interesting to explore a wide, more specific array of thoughts on digital differences. Continue reading →

The (developed) World Wide Web.

Shocking, isn’t it? This week has been a very significant week for me, not only have I learnt a lot about a subject I was completely unaware of, through reading through other peoples blogs, and their comments on mine, I believe that I can significantly improve my blogs in the upcoming weeks. How I am going to improve next week: When reading other peoples blogs this week, I noticed these three things were lacking in mine. Continue reading →

Reflections: Topic 1

The writing and research of the two blog posts have alerted me entirely to the notion of digital differences. Before this topic, I was somewhat blind to the idea that the web – as an interface – is less accessible to even those right around me, and that even those with similar accessibility to me can be affected differently. Gender, religion, sexuality and more change the lens with which one views the internet. Continue reading →

Reflections: Topic 1

The writing and research of the two blog posts have alerted me entirely to the notion of digital differences. Before this topic, I was somewhat blind to the idea that the web – as an interface – is less accessible to even those right around me, and that even those with similar accessibility to me can be affected differently. Gender, religion, sexuality and more change the lens with which one views the internet. Continue reading →

The digital gap and how to solve it – Topic 1 Reflection

  Being a geographer looking at the inequality across the globe is of real of interest to me. Technology shrinks the world allowing us to connect with countries we didn’t think was possible 20 years ago. However, technology has also made the global divide even greater. Reflection on Intro Topic After examining my self-test and marking criteria, I aimed this week to use a wider range of sources and not just infographics. Continue reading →

Reflecting on Digital Differences

My blog post this week was specifical focused on technical infrastructure in the UK as an accessibility divide and more generally on common micro and macro differences. Ultimately what I have concluded about digital differences are that they are more complex and connected than what I first thought. Our individual usage of digital technology (micro) is heavily influenced from macro factors, which are traditional social divisons seen in the offline world (Race, Gender, Age, Disability). Continue reading →

Reflecting on Digital Differences

Source by Phoebe Taylor on Piktochart Prior to taking part in the MOOC, I had not heard of the term ‘Digital differences’. Now having learnt about this I realise how important this topic is in present day. Coming from Sociology, I have studied a lot of traditional forms of inequalities, but this was one I had not met yet, I now believe this to be one of the most prevalent inequalities existing. Continue reading →

Mirror, Mirror, on the Digital: Reflecting on Digital Differences

Credit: Getty Images Sourced from: Wired Original analytical post can be found here. The last two weeks have been nothing short of surprising as I discovered the nooks and crannies of an old, but very actual subject, that of digital differences. After researching the topic and putting together my blog post, I had a few fellow bloggers leave me some very interesting questions regarding the subject. Continue reading →

Mirror, Mirror, on the Digital: Reflecting on Digital Differences

Credit: Getty Images Sourced from: Wired Original analytical post can be found here. The last two weeks have been nothing short of surprising as I discovered the nooks and crannies of an old, but very actual subject, that of digital differences. After researching the topic and putting together my blog post, I had a few fellow bloggers leave me some very interesting questions regarding the subject. Continue reading →

Learning from others: a reflection on digital differences

After writing my blog post on digital differences, I have a lot of reflecting to do in this post… Let me begin by giving credit to my peers who’ve helped me discover more about digital differences in a number of ways: Created by Anna Filipek with Canva Something I’ve learned… One thing in particular that I’ve gotten from my peers, my own research, and the MOOC content, is that I’ve become more aware of the importance of internet access. Continue reading →