The Hidden Digital Divide

Today it seems like everyone has a smartphone in their pocket and reliable access to 4G internet. This dependable connection to the digital universe makes it  easy to forget that for much of the world this level of connectivity and digital literacy is still years, if not decades away. Back in September, SciDevNet put together a short but highly informative look at the digital divide around the world. Using animation to present the data, they show how international development seems to be closing the digital divide while in truth it is actually increasing it in many countries. Take a peak.

 Global broadband access over time

Read more here: http://www.scidev.net/global/icts/data-visualisation/digital-divide-data-interactive.html?__scoop_post=c3b8d520-8b6b-11e5-84be-001018304b75&__scoop_topic=5015020#__scoop_post=c3b8d520-8b6b-11e5-84be-001018304b75&__scoop_topic=5015020