Impact of Web 2.0 on digital divide in AJ&K Pakistan

Shokat, Sana and Riaz, Rabia and Rizvi, Sanam Shahla and Riaz, Farina ORCID: and Aziz, Samaira and Hussain, Raja Shoaib and Abbasi, Mohaib Zulfiqar and Shabir, Saba (2018) Impact of Web 2.0 on digital divide in AJ&K Pakistan. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 9 (2). pp. 221-228. ISSN 2158-107X

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Abstract—Digital divide is normally measured in terms of gap between those who can efficiently use new technological tools, such as internet, and those who cannot. It was also hypothesized that web 2.0 tools motivate people to use technology i.e. social networking sites can play an important role in bridging digital gap. The study was conducted to determine the presence of digital divide in urban and rural areas of district Muzaffrabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir. A cross-sectional community based survey was conducted involving 384 respondents from city Muzaffrabad and village Garhi Doppta. The existence of digital divide was assessed on the basis of the questionnaires given. Chi- square test was applied to find the association of different demographic and ICT related factors with internet usage. Despite the growing awareness there are possibilities of gender, age and area based digital divide. Outcomes of the survey affirmed that web 2.0 based web-sites are becoming popular and attracting people to use internet.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 01:14
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2021 03:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords—AJ&K; digital divide; ICT; web2.0; social networking; social inclusion and cohesion enabling approaches; net-living life styling personalization and optimization; subjective human and social factors; well-being through net living
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440902 Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.14569/IJACSA.2018.090231

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