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Globalization and the Digital Divide By Kirk St.Amant and Bolanle Olaniran ...

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Globalization and the Digital Divide

Introduction

Globalization and the Digital Divide

Understanding the Connections between Technology and Communication in a Global Context

Kirk St.Amant

Globalization as Communication

In essence, globalization is about integration at an international level. In many cases, this integration is economic and is driven by business practices and trade agreements. In other cases, it is ideological, occurring as different ideas and perspectives move back and forth across nations and regions. In every instance, however, globalization involves one central factor—communication. Effective communication provides individuals