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The World of Pinterest Is The World Of The Few by Alan Evangelista
12016-04-07T11:23:39-07:00Alan Evangelistaf3e41e7c002a037bb13d71a1e837eb5bf5bef12f887734Digital Divide Paperplain2016-04-28T16:38:22-07:00Genevieve Carpiocbaef6f4fe1847cc774ee8ef5c2d6efb0a58fda3Over the past two decades, our society has seen an increase in the number of computers, cellphones, tablets, and other information and communication technologies that seem to be having positive impacts on people’s social, cultural, political, and academic lives. Beyond just facilitating communication, advancements of ICTs now allows people to actively engage with and participate in the creation and distribution of media content. This is done through new media platforms such as blogs, online video games, wikis, and social media sites. In spite of the apparent spread and accessibility of ICTs however, there seems to be growing disparities in the ownership, access, and participation of ICTs and new media platforms among individuals from different demographic backgrounds. This is known as the digital divide. According to Gilbert (2010), within the context of the United States, “poor people, racialized minorities—particularly African Americans and Latinos—women, inner city and rural residents, and the elderly are all groups that are disadvantaged in relation to ICTs” (1002). Focusing on the social media site, Pinterest, and looking at data from the Pew Research Center on the Percentage of Internet Users Who Use Pinterest and from the Pew Hispanic Center on Technology Use by Race and Ethnicity (2010), I look to answer the way race shapes the nature of access and participation of ICTs and what the implications of ICT access and participation disparities among minoritized communities are. I find that Latino/as and African Americans are less “connected” to the Internet than their white counterparts and are less likely to participate in the expression and distribution of creativity and culture found on Pinterest.
12016-04-16T00:26:35-07:00Genevieve Carpiocbaef6f4fe1847cc774ee8ef5c2d6efb0a58fda3"The Digital Divide" Research ProjectsGenevieve Carpio17plain2675522018-04-04T23:31:47-07:00Genevieve Carpiocbaef6f4fe1847cc774ee8ef5c2d6efb0a58fda3
12016-04-28T01:15:40-07:00Alan Evangelistaf3e41e7c002a037bb13d71a1e837eb5bf5bef12fDescription of New Media and Data Sets25plain2016-04-28T06:49:37-07:00Alan Evangelistaf3e41e7c002a037bb13d71a1e837eb5bf5bef12f