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Digital Divide By Muhammad Bilal Chughtai

  Defining the "Digital Divide" Interaction between humans and computers has greatly increased as we  start  the twenty-first century. The ability to access computers  and therefore the  internet has become increasingly important to completely immerse oneself  within the  economic, political, and social aspects of not just America, but of  the planet. However, not everyone has access to this technology. The idea of the "digital divide" refers to the growing gap between the underprivileged members of society, especially the poor, rural, elderly, and a handicapped portion of the population who do not have access to computers or the internet;  and therefore the  wealthy, middle-class, and young living in urban and suburban areas who have access. The digital divide metaphor became popular  within the  mid-1990s when the National Telecommunications  and knowledge  Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce published “Falling through the Net: A Survey of
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