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Reuters: Social Media and the New Cold War
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Reuters: Social Media and the New Cold War

(This originally appeared as “Social Media and the New Cold War” on the Reuters Commentary Wire. View Anne-Marie Slaughter’s riff on the theme.) Watch talk on this topic. View Prezi on this topic. There is a new Cold War starting. It does not involve opposing military forces, but it does […]

Comparing Digital Divides:  Internet Access and Social Inequality in Canada and the United States
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Comparing Digital Divides: Internet Access and Social Inequality in Canada and the United States

Howard, Philip N., Laura Busch, and Penelope Sheets. “Comparing Digital Divides:  Internet Access and Social Inequality in Canada and the United States.” Canadian Journal of Communication 35, no. 1 (2010): 109-128. Abstract: What is the best way to measure and track the digital divide, in a comparative manner, over time? […]

Sizing Up Information Societies
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Sizing Up Information Societies

Philip N. Howard, Laura Busch, Dawn Nafus, and Ken Anderson. “Sizing up Information Societies—Towards a Better Metric for the Cultures of ICT Adoption.” The Information Society 25, no. 3 (2009): 208-19. When researchers study technology diffusion in a global and comparative manner, they often find that economic productivity explains differences in the […]

Telecommunications Reform, Internet Use and Mobile Phone Adoption in the Developing World
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Telecommunications Reform, Internet Use and Mobile Phone Adoption in the Developing World

Philip N. Howard and Nimah Mazaheri. “Telecommunications Reform, Internet Use and Mobile Phone Adoption in the Developing World.” World Development 37, no. 7 (2009): 1159-69. How do telecommunications policies influence technology adoption? Has regulatory reform helped mitigate or exacerbate the digital divide? We examine the effects of four policy reform strategies on […]