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12016-04-25T16:07:51-07:00Methodology15overview of relevant themes discusses in class and readings, address how new media was identified and why particular data set was selectedplain2016-04-27T18:45:42-07:00Youtube is a very popular new media source among internet users. A new media source is a platform where content is created and made available on demand through the internet. In fact, it is ranked as the second largest social networking site. On Youtube, the content that is created, shared, and viewed are videos. I found it essential to focus on Youtube because as previously stated, it is such a popular website that is used only by 1/7th of the world's population. The data I used (located below) helped me understand and get a general feel of who has access to the internet, what said people are likely to use the internet for, and how race plays into the digital divide. Overall, the data highlights how people of color are underrepresented, use the internet for "bad/fun" purposes, and lack accessibility.
These data sets are important and support my findings on the digital divide because they focus on key factors such as race, education (parent and the surveyed), and socioeconomic status. These factors are important because they call attention to what determines internet access and who has said access.