Social facilitators and inhibitors to online fluency

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Abstract

Studies of Internet use continue to show a gap between those with and without access to the Internet and its resources. However, recent work indicates that this is not a straightforward divide about access; instead there are many variants of access, use, and presence online. This paper examines these variants, bringing together primarily US and European studies on the digital divide to identify social facilitators and inhibitors to online use that can inform policy and practice. This paper reviews research on who is and is not online, where access is gained, and what promotes or inhibits use of the Internet. This leads to identification of a number of interrelated social and technical factors that underlie access differences, including technical and social infrastructures, social networks, and content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07 - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2007Jan 6 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/3/071/6/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Haythornthwaite, C. (2007). Social facilitators and inhibitors to online fluency. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07 [4076505] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2007.488