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The Digital Divide


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govcom.org has an interesting map on their site depicting Internet usage throughout the world. The Mercator projection notwithstanding, it appears that Canada is right near the top. Alternatively, it seems that most of the non-Western world hardly has an Internet presence. govcom.org is a “foundation dedicated to creating and hosting political tools on the Web.”


2 Responses to “The Digital Divide”

  1. Anonymous Anonymous 

    This map makes no sense. "Country size is proportional to level of internet usage"? It doesn't explain what units internet usage is measured in. But according to the map, Canada is by far the greatest internet user. I find that hard to believe. More ridiculous is that Greenland is the 3rd or 4th largest user.

    And why is Alaska depicted as a separate country? Why is Northern Ireland excluded from the UK?

  2. Anonymous Drew 

    This map makes no sense. "Country size is proportional to level of internet usage"? It doesn't explain what units internet usage is measured in. But according to the map, Canada is by far the greatest internet user. I find that hard to believe. More ridiculous is that Greenland is the 3rd or 4th largest user.

    And why is Alaska depicted as a separate country? Why is Northern Ireland excluded from the UK?

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